Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Grunlack Spatlese 2021 750ml
96 points - James Suckling
"The complex nose of sliced pear, white peach and white currant with delicate floral notes pulls you into this very juicy and vibrant Spatlese that leaps and bounds over your palate, in spite of the frank natural grape sweetness. Then comes the radical minerality at the very focused, long and pristine finish. Drink or hold."
Composed of hand-harvested grapes from the single Schloss Johannisberg vineyard, an elegant and powerful Riesling with fresh notes of pineapple, green apple and sweet peach. Harmonious and beautifully structured, showcasing concentration and finesse.
Appellation: Rheingau – Single vineyard Schloss Johannisberg
Grape: 100% Riesling
Vinification: The grapes are carefully destemmed and softly crushed. The must ferments in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, a small quantity (30%) in wooden barrels.
Aging: After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees for five months.
Color: Brilliant light yellow with some green reflections.
Aroma: White peach, fresh pineapple, green apple, nettle and sorrel.
Palate: Well balanced on the palate with soft acidity, lovely sweetness and long citrus aftertaste.
Serving Suggestions: Delicious with lobster, shrimp and spicy Thai-style dishes, as well as blue cheeses, creamy cheeses, fruit desserts and fresh fruit.