Weingut Johannishof Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese 2007 Front Label
Weingut Johannishof Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese 2007 Front Label

Weingut Johannishof Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese 2007

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Winemaker Notes

Extremely fragrant, showing floral, pine and tropical fruit notes and perhaps a little botrytis too. This is more like an auslese in profile, yet delicious, with fine balance and a strong mineral undercurrent. Still, it remains delicate.

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A light-weight frame holds the focused flavors of pear, quince and citrus with an underlying mineral streak. This is bright and as savory as it is fruity, with a nice mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 700 cases made.
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Weingut Johannishof, Germany
Wine-growing can be traced back in the family in old documents to the year 1685. The origin of the proberty, originally a mill, dates back to 1790. Wine-growing in the vicinity of the Elsterbach stream is mentioned in a document in 817. "Two hides of land with vineyards which yield six tuns of wine," Emperor Lewis the Pious, Charlemagne`s son, recorded in a document in 817, " located in the place Elisa", by the present-day Elsterbach stream which flows past the manor house. The estate is run by Johannes and Sabine Eser by the support of Hans-Hermann and his wife Elfriede Eser.
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Practically one long and bucolic hillside along the northern bank of the Rhein River, the Rheingau stretches the entirety of the river’s east to west spread from Hocheim to Rüdesheim.

Variations in elevation, soil types, and proximity to the Rhine cause great diversity in Rheingau Riesling. Some of the better Rieslings in warmer years come from the cooler and breezier sites at higher elevations. In cooler years, sites closer to the river may perform better.

In the village of Rüdesheim, slopes are steep and soils are stony slate with quartzite; Rieslings are rich and spicy, intense in stone fruit and show depth and character with age. World class Rieslings come from farther east on the river through Geisenheim, Johannisberg, Winkel, Oestrich and past Erbach as well, where soils of loess, sand, and marl alternate. Long-living, floral-driven and mineral-rich Rieslings come from the best of these sites.

Rheingau growers became early activists in promoting the dry style of Riesling, low yields and the classification of top vineyards, or Erstes Gewächs (first growths). Proximity to the metropolitan markets of Mainz, Wiesbaden, and Frankfurt keeps Rheingau in high reputation. While dry wines are the style here, Rheingau isn’t short of some amazing Auslesen, Beerenauslesen, and Trockenbeerenauslesen.

Rheingau doesn’t mess with many other grapes—in fact 79% of its total area is dedicated to Riesling. But it produces some fine Pinot noir, especially concentrated in Assmannshausen, a bit farther west from Rüdesheim.

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Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, this versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Somm Secret—Given how difficult it is to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling from the label, here are some clues to find the dry ones. First, look for the world “trocken.” (“Halbtrocken” or “feinherb” mean off-dry.) Also a higher abv usually indicates a drier Riesling.

STC754386_2007 Item# 103164

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