Rheingau | Rüdesheim

Under the direction of Josi Leitz, Weingut Josef Leitz has earned the reputation of being one of Rheingau’s top growers and moreover, one of the finest producers in Germany. Since taking over his family estate in 1985, he has grown his holdings from 2.6 hectares to over 40, most of which are Grand Cru sites on the slopes of the Rüdesheimer Berg. Once the home of some of the world’s most sought after and expensive wines, the region fell to mediocrity in the years following the Second World War. Josi has made it his life’s work to reclaim the intrinsic quality of his native terroir and introduce the world to the true potential of the Rheingau.

Leitz 2017 Rosengarten “Monopole” Grosses Gewächs

Rosengarten is one of the oldest parcels in Rüdesheim, located in the heart of the village. Nearly 10 years ago Leitz leased the vineyards surrounding the present-day ruin, the fortress of the Broemser knights, built around 1044 A.D., and has been experimenting with the wine's style ever since. As Johannes grew to understand the site, he realized that it was destined to express a great dry riesling. Today Leitz works this enclosed site which is composed of 3 parts; the “Kreuzgarten” (garden of the cross) north of the fortress, the “Bienengarten” (garden of the bees) and the main site the “Rosengarten” (garden of roses), which contains the oldest vines. The soils are mainly assembled of sandy loess-loam with quartz, giving the soil excellent water distribution.

  • 2017
  • Riesling
  • Erste Lage
  • Germany
  • Rheingau
  • Johannisberg
  • Sustainable: Fair 'N Green
  • Rosengarten
  • South
  • Loess, loam
  • 1200L German oak cask
  • 1200L German oak cask
  • 3.5
  • 750 ml, 3 L

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