Goldatzel Johannisberger Goldatzel Riesling Kabinett Feinherb
The vineyard of Goldatzel is situated directly north of the village of Johannisberg. It is a south-east facing slope. This exposure protects the vines from the potential cold winds due to the vineyard’s elevation (220m above sea level). Quartizite is typical in the vineyards surrounding Johannisberg and can be found here along with löss and loam deposited from the Rhein.
Press & Reviews
Pear wreathed in honeysuckle coveys a deceptive aura of sweetness on the nose – because the wine tastes virtually dry – but the fruit succulence and inner-mouth florality that ensue are flatteringly-complemented by the wine’s seductively creamy texture. And as with some of the other best Goldatzel 2017s, creaminess is entirely compatible with animating juiciness, here supplied by a squeeze of fresh lemon that, in tandem with tang of pear skin, piquancy of pear and lemon pips, as well as marine salinity serves for a surprisingly and delightfully invigorating as well as mouthwatering finish. And at 11.5% alcohol, the overall impression is buoyant, even if marginally less-so than in this wine’s vintage 2016 predecessor.