Rotlack Kabinett trocken and Feinherb)
More ripe tropical characters, and also a slight sweet herb note.
Silverlack Trocken Riesling 2009
Much richer and fuller, with a slight sweet corn and hot butter complexity.
Grunlack Spatlese Riesling 2010
Lovely rich ripe peach and apricot fruit notes, whilst retaining the freshness of acidity.
Goldlack Trockenbeerenauslese 2010
Sweet artichoke and olive oil viscosity and texture, lovely raisined richness and superb length.
Schloss Johannisberg wines
The previous evening it snowed in the Rheingau, so in the morning I got to see parts of the region under a beautiful blanket of white. It is amazing when you consider not only how small the Rheingau region is, but also how close you are to several other regions. For fun I put some of the other wineries I plan on visiting in other regions when I was in Rudesheim on the previous day. Amazingly, a winery in the Pfalz which is virtually two regions away, was still less than an hours drive. It really shows how such a small area can have such a big difference on a wine, particularly if it is made from the same variety. The Rheingau sits on the northern bank of the Rhine, the Nahe region on the eastern side of the Nahe River, and the Rheinhessen sits on the western side of the Nahe between the Rhine.
|Commemoration statue at Schloss Johannisberg