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
Magdalenenkreuz is the name of a parcel located up behind Rüdesheim to the northeast. It is classified as Erste Lage by VdP, which can be loosely equated with 1st Cru in Burgundy. And there is a reason for that; Year after year, the field here delivers fantastic grapes for use in this sweet Spätlese, which is always razor sharp with a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. If you are curious about the German Spätlese archetype, look no further. It doesn’t get much better than this. Can be enjoyed already now in its magnificent, intense and fruit-driven youth and can be stored for many years where it will develop, taking on Riesling’s unique notes of petroleum and an increasingly oily and bold texture as the primary fruit fades. Top quality.
Colour: Transparent straw gold with green reflections.
Aroma: Intense aroma with fresh citrus, grapefruit, gooseberries, green apples, pears, more ripe fruit notes of peach, orange, quince and ripe apples, plus some tropical fruit with mainly pineapple and some lychee. Additionally, a slight top note of mint.
Tasting notes: The taste prolongs the delicious scent and has quite a lot of sweetness. This is beautifully kept in check by a high, electric acidity that gives the taste and aftertaste both nerve and high drinkability.
Serving suggestion: The taste is sweet enough for this wine to be drunk as such. Enjoy chilled as an aperitif or with lighter desserts such as fruit salad. If possible, try it for the more spicy, Asian cuisine. Or just drink it as is if you have the slightest sweet tooth.
Johannes Leitz took over the family winery from his father in 1999, having been in charge of the winemaking since 1985. Under Johannes’ ownership, Leitz has only gone one way – up! The quality has increased 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 hillside west of and immediately around Rüdesheim is one of the most magical terroirs in the entire world for the production of wines from the Riesling grape – and thus one of the most magical terroirs in the entire world for the production of white wine!
This is where we find, among others, 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.