2007 - JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE - BEST WINES BY SCHLOSS JOHANNISBERG
The Schloss Johannisberger Wine Estates received a total of six awards in the highest categories at the Japan Wine Challenge 2007, the largest and most significant wine competition in Asia. The awards ceremony on 26 October 2007 was held at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo by Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado.
With these awards Schloss Johannisberg, the worlds oldest Riesling Estate, once again assures its leading international position.
Schloss Johannisberg was honoured Best White Wine Producer in 2007, and thus received the Riedel Award for Best White Winemaker 2007. This award is granted to the very producer whose wine makers wines achieved the best marks in the overall evaluation. This year, the wines from the Schloss Johannisberg Estates under the management of Christian Witte won a total of three Gold, three Silver and three Bronze Medals as well as a Seal of Approval. Christian Witte accepted the trophy, a Riedel decanter engraved with the wine producers name.
The Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Goldlack Trockenbeerenauslese 2005 received as many as three awards: a Gold Medal, the Award for the Best German Wine and the Trophy Best Sweet Wine. Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Rosalack Auslese 2006 too was awarded a Gold Medal, as did the G.H. von Mumm Johannisberger Mittelhölle Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2005. Domain Schloss Johannisberg and G.H. von Mumm Estate form the Schloss Johannisberger Weingüterverwaltung (Estate Administration), the largest private vineyard ownership in the Rheingau wine growing area.
The Japan Wine Challenge, held for the tenth time this year, takes place in association with the Institute of Masters of Wine and the San Francisco International Wine Competition. At this years competition, 1.700 wines from 21 countries were tasted by an international jury of experts, who presented a total of 108 gold medals. Awards won at the Japan Wine Challenge are highly regarded in the international wine world and announce good sales figures for Japan. The awards and medals won by the Schloss Johannisberger Estates in Tokyo will follow up on numerous international leading-edge evaluations.