Rudesheimer Bischofsberg, Riesling, TBA, 2005

  Josef Leitz

Rudesheimer Bischofsberg, Riesling, TBA

With its massive 200 degrees Oeschle and 12 g/l of acidity this is not lacking in depth or vitality. Amazingly vivid and vital this is packed with bright but rich fruit flavours of nectarine,mango and pineapple, with notes of wild honey salts and minerals.

Contains Sulphites.

About Josef Leitz

The Leitz estate, run by the dynamic Johannes Leitz, produce some of the very best examples of Rheingau wine. Johannes took the helm after studying at Eltville College and gaining experience at Eser’s Johannishof estate, and is now widely recognised as one of the region’s flag-bearers. These are pure, powerful, terroir-rich wines from the high, sun-blanched vineyards of Rudesheim.

Appellation: Rheingau

7,700 acres along the northern side of the Rhine between Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim where the Riesling produces classic and substantial wines.

Grape Type: Riesling

One of the world’s noblest grape varieties, Riesling produces scented, refreshing, mineral wines from dry to lusciously sweet. Its bad reputation, tarnished by the cloying and completely unrelated Liebfraumilch, is one of the wine world’s great injustices. Its heartland is the steep Mosel and Rheingau valleys of Germany, where it produces floral spritzy off-dry to medium wines packed with lime and apple fruit or, when affected by botrytis, honeyed apricot characteristics. In Alsace, Austria’s Wachau and Germany’s Franken there are some exhilarating, complex dry versions that work very well with Oriental fusion foods, as well as some stunning sweet versions. Some superb lively fruit-forward styles are cropping up in New Zealand, Constantia in South Africa and the cooler parts of Australia and California.