J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Weingut Leitz – Germany
The long yeast aging is also noticeable in this GG from BERG SCHLOSSBERG and fascinates us from the first breath with a spicy slate aroma and light shades of citrus fruits. In addition to these first impressions, there is also a spicy-creamy hint of light yeast, which very charmingly contributes to increasing the desire for the first sip. The wonderfully integrated acidity supports this big, powerful mountain wine very elegantly and tells of the noble origins. A very complex Riesling with a sumptuous texture and tight minerality from red slate and quartzite.
Great “Grand Cru” wine from the land Berg Schlossberg, where the soil consists primarily of red slate and quartzite. The stony soil does not hold water well, and combined with the many hours of sunshine that the steep, south-facing slope receives, this means that the vines often suffer from water shortages early in the year. The result is that they produce quite a few and rather small grapes, but which in turn are concentrated and incredibly aromatic.
Colour: Straw yellow.
Aroma: Charming and inviting, with beeswax and nectarine but also more tropical fruits and a clear minerality.
Tasting notes: Mirabelle and grapefruit, lime-like acidity and a touch of salt. Intense but with finesse and balance.
Serving suggestions: Light fish dishes, mussels and shellfish
Johannes Leitz took over the family winery from his father in 1999 after having been in charge of the wine production since 1985. Under Johannes’ ownership, Leitz has only gone one way – up! The quality has gone from good to world class and they have managed to expand the fields with some of the best parcels around the town of Rüdesheim.
The mountain slope west of and immediately around Rüdesheim is one of the most magical terroirs in the entire world for the production of wine from the Riesling grape – and thus one of the most magical terroirs in the entire world for the production of white wine!
It is here, among others, that we find the parcels Berg Schloßberg, Berg Rottland, Berg Roseneck and Berg Kaisersteinfels, all four of which enjoy the highest possible classification and recognition in Germany’s hierarchy.