Premium Reserve Riesling
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It had a fresh lemon mixed with honey note, some fresh lemon juice too coming off and lots of delicious grapefruit pith. Some salty aromas came out as well with a richness that I can only assume came from its time spent in old oak.The palate is creamy in texture, again an indication of the oak, but without any oak flavour. There is a spice, a stunning minerality with all parts of the lemon coming through.
900 years of History, Schloss Johannisberg is the oldest Riesling- Estate in the world, with its first documented vintage dated back 817 and since 1720 only Riesling is cultivated on its monopole vineyard.It is the home of the quality designations for German wine, especially for Spätlese, late harvest and botrytis rot wines that were discovered on the estate by mistake in 1775.Since then Schloss johannisberg invented Auslese wines (1787) and Eiswein (1858) and the Quality levels in between for these wines styles where set at Schloss Johanniberg.The wines are the most elegant of the Rheingau wines and are long lived gaining in balance and smoothness with age.