Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
an Über Pump-You-Up Wine Tasting
Managing Director of Schloss Johannisberg*...
Yes, that Schloss Johannisberg where the Riesling grape was born in 817CE!
Riesling Trocken, Schloss Johannisberg, 2013, Rheingau
Riesling QbA, Schloss Johannisberg, 2014, Rheingau
Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Johannisberg, 2013, Rheingau
Riesling Spaetlese, Schloss Johannisberg, 2013, Rheingau
Cost $40.00 per guest (all inclusive)
To reserve, please email Paul at email@example.com
Special Note: if you cannot make this tasting at 6:30pm,
Christian will be working the floor afterwards at terroir, as guest sommelier from 8:00pm – 11:00pm.
He will be talking Riesling in general and German Riesling in particular.
And he will have some big bottles of Riesling to work the floor with…
and nothing expresses joy and love like a big bottle of Riesling!
*And so why, exactly, is Schloss Johannisberg so damn great and important?
-from his castle in Ingelheim (on the south side of the Rhein River), the Emperor Charlemagne noted in 772 that the snows on this hill melted first and therefore it would probably be a perfect place to plant grapes
- the first Benedictine monastery was built on Bishop's Hill in 1100
(in 1130, the name of the village, hill and monastery were changed to Johannisberg in honor of St. John the Baptist)
-in 1719, the first movement towards a Riesling monopole is taken with the planting of 294,000 Riesling vines
-here begins the period where Riesling is not just referred to as Riesling but as Johannisberg Riesling
-in 1775, the first harvest of late harvested grapes - Spätlese - is recorded.
-in 1787, the term Auslese - "select late harvest" - is first used
-in 1858, the first Eiswein is harvested at Schloss Johannisberg
Simply put, Schloss Johannisberg is the first.