Schloss Johannisberg
07.12.2015

Stuart Pigott about the 2014er Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Rotlack feinherb

RIESLING REVELATION 2015 MEDIUM-DRY:

2014 Riesling Kabinett Feinherb "Rotlack

from Schloss Joahnnisberg in the Rheingau, Germany

How can a Riesling from the most famous producer of wines from this grape in the world be a revelation? Schloss Johannisberg is best known internationally for sweet Spätlese type wines,

and since Christian Witte became the estate director back in 2005 (aged under 30!) they have once again shone very brightly in this category (look out for the amazing 2013 Riesling Spätlese "Grünlack!) More recently, the estates Riesling GG "Silberlack has moved into the first league of dry Rhine wines (the 2014 vintage is probably the best so far). Less sought after or loudly acclaimed are the "regular wines from Schloss Johannisberg like this masterpiece of peachy filigree with a brilliance and tantalizing dry mineral finish that makes it the perfect beverage for seduction or polite conversation. With just 10.5% this is a great wine you can drink and entire bottle of and still feel up to anything that the seduction or conversation might lead to.

Typical retail price: Euro 23 / $ 32

US importer: Mionetto USA, contact www.mwimportsusa.com

UK importer: Hallgarten Druitt, contact www.hallgartendruitt.co.uk

Winery contact: www.schloss-johannisberg.de

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