Schloss Johannisberg

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Schloss Johannisberg is steeped in history. The vineyards were planted on the orders of the Roman Emperor Charlemagne. Planted solely with Riesling grapes in 1720, Schloss Johannisberg was the world’s first Riesling Estate and plays a significant part in wine history. It was here in 1775 that the Spätlese quality was discovered using late picked grapes suffering from “noble rot”. Following this discovery, in 1787 the estate gave Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese to the wine world. Schloss Johannisberg is a single vineyard designation in its own right and one of a handful of German vineyards that does not have to display a village name on the label.

22.35£

A fragrant, fruity bouquet of grapefruit, apple and lychee with hints of fresh grass characterise this fine, off dry Riesling. Beautifully balanced, with a full bodied texture and a creamy finish. Classic German Riesling. Chicken or fish dishes with a spicy element; fresh prawns or oysters.

28.34£

Classic Rheingau expression, with delicate aromas of lemon zest, green apple and pineapple. Dry and beautifully balanced, with the fruity notes echoed on the palate through to a complex finish. Roasted sea bass served with lemon risotto and green asparagus.

50.20£

This deep lemon yellow wine shows complex aromas of lemon zest and red apple, complemented by orange floral notes, herbs and a hint of tobacco. Concentrated and intense on the palate, with a mouthwatering acidity and a long, clean finish. A great match for roasted Turbot served with a herb risotto or delicate poached veal tenderloin on porcini with mashed potatoes.