Rushing through the Rheingau

I know, you should never rush through the Rheingau…

Another stunning wine region with a beautiful south facing slope. My two visits there were Schloss Johannisberg (the mother of all Riesling wineries!) and Weingut Spreitzer. Two different businesses in their structure but both primarily Riesling and both 100% estate.

I went through a very interesting tasting at Schloss Johannisberg with a good technical conversation (picture of the great tasting below).

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I focused on winemaking on that day (though I saw the vineyards at Schloss Johannisberg) and toured the beautiful wineries and focused on their winemaking techniques. The wines in the Rheingau are mostly “Trocken” so very different from the Mosel. Below is the new tank room at Schloss Johannisberg, a very nice set up to make great wines (plenty of small tanks to keep every parcel separated). A Riesling geek heaven of some sort…

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