Johannisberger Klaus First Growth
The grapes of this exceptional elegant wine originate from the vineyard Johannisberger Klaus. This southward sited vineyard consists of deep limestone and loessic soil with a gritty structure. The soils' moisture is mainly influenced by ground water, along with warm soil temperatures, which increases the grapes prosperity. The results are extraordinary fine and fruity wines. They are quite substantial and reveal their fine notes approximately after two to three years.
The wine harvest took place at the beginning of October. In order to receive the freshest fruit for the wine an intensive selection was needed. The harvest per hectare was approximately 4000 l. The grapes were then carefully pressed in the cellar of the estate. The fermentation in cooled high-grade steel tanks underlines again the freshness and the fruitiness of the wine.
In 2007 we harvested aromatic grapes with very high must weights. The grapes had one of the longest veraison of all times. In spring the vines came very early into bloom and consequently the grapes already began to vegetate by the end of May. Throughout the entire summer while being water-saturated, the ripeningprocess endured quite long and slowly. Thanks to steady and also dry weather conditions in October, with cool nights and plenty of sun in the daytime, we were enabled to await the perfect point of time to start the vintage taking care of the needs of each particular vineyard and each type of grape. This enormously successful vintage 2007 expresses truly the character of our certain terroir and let us produce an excellent and intensive variety of wine.
A Riesling with a pale-yellow color and green highlights, which emerges an intense fruitiness and at the same time typical Riesling aroma. The flavors remind of fine linked citrus and delicate mirabelle notes. The Johannisberger Klaus First Growth occurs at the palate full-bodied and with juicy flavors, ending with a pleasant length.