Boasting a rich wine heritage that spans over a thousand years, Schloss Johannisberg is a must-know reference among fine German wines. Founded as a Benedictine monastery in the 12th century, the estate then entered a period of uncertainty due to Germany’s turbulent political and economic history over several centuries. Paradoxically, these challenges enabled Schloss Johannisberg to rise like a wine phoenix and come out in an even more glowing and prosperous manner: all the land was planted with Riesling, making the estate the first and one of the finest walled vineyards to comprise this variety in the world.
Riesling Rosalack Auslese 1967 comes from an extraordinary terroir that is renowned for producing some of the finest German wines. The vineyards enjoy an ideal position and are poised on a 45 degree south-facing slope at an altitude of 114 to 181 metres. The forest protects the vineyard from cold winds and the Rhine river, which runs like a lake in the foothills of the estate, influences the soil. Schloss Johannisberg is situated on the 50th parallel north, offering a great difference in temperature between day and night and enabling the grapes to develop their aromas and a pleasant acidity. The soil is rich in quartz and silt, giving a very nice minerality to these Riesling wines.
The year 1967 in the Rheingau was an ideal year for viticulture. The 1967 vintage produced light wines with a good acidity.
Vinification and ageing
The grapes are harvested by hand with great care and taken to the cellar to be gently pressed. The wine is then fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Riesling Rosalack Auslese 1967 has a golden yellow colour.
The aromatic bouquet reveals a blend of exotic fruits and white fruits.
Riesling Rosalack Auslese 1967 is a harmonious wine that blends a light structure with a strong minerality.
Food and wine pairing
Riesling Rosalack Auslese 1967 will elevate sweet desserts, spicy cheeses and liver pâté.
Service and storage
For an optimal tasting, serve at 7 degrees.