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 2022 Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested in a new vineyard, located at so called Edelmann site. The soils are
predominantly composed of profound loess loam; several parts contain marly soil from the Tertiary period and an
intense gravel blend closer to the city of Oestrich. Hereby the water capacity of the soils is very high, and we have an excellent distribution of water and nutritive substances even in hot years. This is the requirement for wines with a
high concentration. The grapes were picked early October 2022. It is our new Sauvignon Blanc, which lead us to let the mash sit for a while before we pressed very gently to achieve the best balance between a delicious fruit, sweetness, and acidity.

In 2022 we were facing a warm year with lower acidity contents. The must has been fermented for about 7 months in temperature controlled new oak barrels. It´s a new trial for us, but the main goal was to achieve a fresh and appealing high-grade entry level - we think we made it!

  • 2022
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Germany
  • Rheingau
  • Johannisberg
  • Sustainable: Fair 'N Green
  • Edelmann
  • South
  • Loess loam, marly soil,
  • Oak barrels
  • whole cluster pressing, sedimentation; cool fermentation in stainless steel, x-flow-filtration
  • 5.6
  • 750 ml

822 Salisbury Turnpike - Milan, New York - 12571 | 845-266-0376 | https://schatziwines.com | info@schatziwines.com