The legendary Schloss Johannisberg is steeped in history.
The vineyards were planted on the orders of the Roman Emperor Charlemagne and records show that by the year 817, the vineyard was producing 6,000 litres of wine per year.
Planted solely with Riesling grapes in 1720, Schloss Johannisberg was the world's first Riesling Estate and plays a hugely significant part in wine history.
It was here in 1775 that the Spatlese quality was discovered using late picked grapes suffering from 'noble rot'.
Following this discovery, in 1787 the estate gave Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese to the wine world.
Schloss Johannisberg is a single vineyard designation in its own right and one of a handful of German vineyards that do not have to display a village name on the label.
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