Aristocratic Wines at Celebration of 900 Years of Schloss Johan
Homage was paid to the oldest and most outstanding Riesling wines, with a 1920 Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Gold Seal, followed by 1943 Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Rose Red Seal, 1947 Schloss Johannisberger Gold Seal and finally a Gold Seal Vintage 1999. Wolfgang Schleicher, Managing Director of Schloss Johannisberg, inaugurated the evening tasting with the remark, that the wines should be recognised and assessed, but not given marks. A gala evening and a fabulous stage for great wines.
Guests included Thierry Manoncourt (Château Figeac), Jaques Hebrard (Château Cheval Blanc), Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces (Châtaeu d´Yquem), Catherine Faller (Domaine Weinbach), the wine collector Walter Eigensatz and the legendary wine auctioneer Michael Broadbent from London. During his speech he commented: “What a life without wine!”
Still today, the quality Riesling wines of Schloss Johannisberg, where late harvest was discovered by the delay of the courier allowing the start of the harvest, enjoy a highly prestigious international reputation.