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 Berg Roseneck Riesling "Katerloch" Grosses Gewächs

The "Katerloch," or “Devil’s Hole,” is the amphitheater portion of the mountain that appears as though it was carved out of the slope of the Rüdesheimer Berg. These are some of Leitz’s steepest holdings alongside Schlossberg, with up to 65° inclines. Katerloch is always the coolest and leanest of the GG’s, typically expressing aromas of lime citrus, fennel and wintergreen alongside firm acid structure.

  • 2017
  • Riesling
  • Grosses Gewächs
  • Germany
  • Rheingau
  • Johannisberg
  • Sustainable: Fair 'N Green
  • Roseneck
  • South
  • Quartzite
  • 1200L neutral German oak cask
  • 1200L neutral German oak cask
  • 5.1
  • 750 ml, 3 L

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