Schloss Johannisberg Grunlack Spatlese
About this winery
The history of Schloss Johannisberg dates back to Charlemagne and is the oldest Riesling vineyard in the world. The first recorded harvest by Ludwig der Fromme (Louis the Devout) yielded approximately 6,000 litres. In 1775 Schloss Johannisberg invented Spatlese when a messenger with orders to begin harvest was several weeks late. As a result the grapes succumbed to noble rot and were still harvested and produced the dessert wine known as Spatlese. The messenger has been immortalized with a...
In another very warm year in a row, temperatures in the sunny months were again above the long term average. An early budding of the vegetation combined with an early flowering caused a harvest start more than 14 days earlier. Healthy and golden yellow ripened berries with enormous potential. Thus, the 2020 vintage follows the previous vintages excellently.
Hand harvest and gently pressure. Fermentation 90% in stainless steel and 10% in wooden cask – 1200 l (wood from our own “Schloss Johannisberg” oaks). Aging on the fine yeast until bottling.
Pale golden yellow with greenish reflections. Complex aroma of exotic fruits such as fresh pineapple, and mango, as well as stone fruit such as nectarine and peach. Floral hints of white flowers. On the palate, rich body with the present aromas from the nose and a differentiated late harvest spiciness. Elegant and dense with racy acidity and well integrated sweetness. Our Spätlese from the middle fillet piece of the Schlossberg.