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Johannes Leitz

 

German winemaker of the year 2011: Johannes Leitz

 

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Johannes Leitz

Curriculum Vitae

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There are recorded documents linking the Leitz family winemaking history all the way back to 1744.

Johannes Leitz was born much later, in 1964 in Rüdesheim. This Grandfather, Josef Leitz re-built the winery after a bombing raid on the area late during the Second World War. His father, Antonius Leitz had briefly taken ownership of the winery before his premature death in 1966. This left his wife, with her flower shop, a household and of course the family winery to run. So, it wasn’t until 1985 when Johannes took over the winery that it once again became a primary focal point of attention.

After taking hold of the family business, he has managed to raise the estate from 2.9 hectares to the 40 hectares that we see today. Over the years, Johannes has gained national and international recognition for his outstanding wines. Internationally, his major markets include Norway, Sweden, the UK and USA.

The growth of the winery has had a positive influence over all the ranges of the wines produced. Specifically the Rüdesheim vineyards of Berg Schlossberg, Berg Rottland and Berg Kaisersteinfels have continued their tradition of being amongst the top dry wines from Germany. All of Johannes’ wines carry his individual signature and show off the varied greatness of the Rüdesheim terroir from which they are born.

With all the growth Johannes has achieved he subsequently produced the new label of Dragonstone and EINS-ZWEI-DRY. These two successfull labels have recently been recognized and won the “IF Communication Design Award 2009”.

These other international successes have been a boon: however, Johannes has stayed true to his roots and homeland. He has been working closely with the Ministry of Environment to restore the traditional terraces above Rüdesheim in the Berg Rottland and Berg Kaisersteinfels vineyards.

 

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History

Leitz Wein Geschichte

Erinnerungen an die Weinlese 1904. Die zweite von rechts im Bild ist Johannes Leitz Großmutter.

Leitz Wein Geschichte

Toni Leitz – Der Vater von Johannes Leitz – auf seinem Pferd Robert.

Leitz Wein geschichte

1981—1983 Winemaking appprenticeship

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1983—1986 Master degree in viticulture

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1985 First vintage under Johannes

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1991 Discovery through Stuart Pigott - and the resulting business trip to England

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1996 Stepped into VDP and re-build winery

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1999 Official ownership changed to Johannes Leitz

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2000 First major business trip into the United States of America

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2002 Creation of the label “Dragonstone”

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2007 Creation of the label “EINS-ZWEI-DRY”

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2010 Construction of the new and modern cellar

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2013 Completion of the cellar extension

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Soils

LOESS LOAM AND QUARTZITE

LOESS LOAM AND QUARTZITE

Bischofsberg, Klosterlay, Magdalenenkreuz

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Ice age dust is found in most of yineyard soils. Storm winds moved these fine dust particles from ancient gravel beds deposited by wide rivers. The dust dropped out of the wine in shielded locations accumulating to thick loess beds. The fragile substrate makes it easy for roots to penetrate deep into the soil and reach water and nutrients. The most important property of the loess is its high available soil water capacity. The silty soil is easy to manage but is also readily washed away. The sandy loess is partially mixed with gravel sediments of the former terrace banks of the Rhine, with quartzite or slate or coarse coastal sediments from the Tertiary.

QUARTZ AND QUARTZITE

QUARTZ AND QUARTZITE

BERG ROSENECK

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Summits of the Taunus mountain range consists of a hard rock called quartzite. The sandy sediments washed out of long gone mountain ranges were deposited near a coast during the Lover Denovian (about 400 million years ago). These deposits were soon compacted to form sandstone, which was subjected to high pressures when it became buried beneath thick layers of rocks. This resulted in a modification of the crystalline structure of the sandstone turning it into a hard quartzite and finally to Taunus mountains. The Taunus quartzite contains more than 90% quartz (SiO2) and very little impurities. Therefore, the rock has a very low carbonate and iron oxide content. The mineral nutrient content is low. The weathering processes of quartzite and slate results in solid white quartzite blocks. They are particularly wheather resistant and therefore accumulate the soil.

GREY SLATE

GREY SLATE

BERG ROTTLAND

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Slates are debris soils where the landscape is dominated by a grey color of the weathered grey-blue Hunsrueck slates. Dark-brown humus rich topsoil is often covered by slate debris and rubble which protects the soil from desiccation. The spaces between the loose materials are therefore well aerated. It is possible to feel loess as well as clay and mineral-rich fine earth derived from weathered slate. The vines are well supplied with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and iron from the clay fraction. Slate weathers rapidly thus ensuring a continuous supply of nutrients and mirco-nutrients.

RED SLATE WITH QUARTZITE

RED SLATE WITH QUARTZITE

BERG KAISERSTEINFELS & BERG SCHLOSSBERG

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Here , the soil contains a combination of red clay slate with mixed-in quartzite. The red slates are soft water sediments. Red coloring is a result of the iron content of these slates that have been oxidized to iron oxide under an arid climate, leaving a very rocky, hard soil. It has less minerals than the rich soils of grey slate but still much more than the quartzite soils. The remaining thin layer of soil is very stony and can only store a limited amount of water. In addition to this, the dense, clay subsoil is very difficult for roots to penetrate, creating demanding conditions for grapevines. The soil is quick to warm because of the low water content and high solar radiation levels along the slope. As a result, the vine experiences water stress early in the year and must somehow cope with the available water. The plants react by reducing the number and size of the grapes. Therefore, these sites produce low yields of very aromatic grapes.

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Terraces and Vineyards

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The Rüdesheim mountain | unique terroir in the World Heritage

The Rüdesheim mountain is one of the most astonishing vineyard sites in Germany and hence well known for it´s famous steep slopes. Throughout the centuries the BERG ROTTLAND, BERG SCHLOSSBERG, BERG KAISERSTEINFELS and the BERG ROSENECK have acquired international reputation and the wines from these unique sites are true ambassadors of our terroir. The summits of the Taunus mountains offer the perfect conditions for top-class viticulture and the diversity of the soils creates an outstanding mineral fingerprint in each wine. We´re proud to work in the World Heritage sites of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, with it´s remains of old vineyard terraces and it´s impressive boulders.

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Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz

Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz is located to the east of our town, close to the city of Geisenheim. Here you will find the gentle hills with profound loess and loam soils, good content of chalk that secure even in hot years a sufficient water supply. The vines are bearing enduring and fruitful wines. The fine sandy, silty loess has been weathered to fertile brownish loess-loam which is distributing rich contents of nutrients and water. The loosened substrate alleviates the vine to root deep into the ground, to make the nutrients and the water accessible. The soils contain beside the loess-loam a mixture of gritty terrace sediments, the rocks of the mountain range (quartz and slate) and the sediments of a tropical ocean from the Tertiary (sand and marly clay). It is pretty easy to work on these soils, but a big threat is erosion.

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Rüdesheimer Kirchenpfad

Loess-quartzite or Terrace sediments. Ice age dust is found in most of the vineyard soils. Storm winds moved these fine dust particles from ancient gravel beds deposited by wide rivers. The fragile substrate makes it easy for roots to penetrate deep into the soil and reach water and nutrients. The most important property of the loess is its high available soil water capacity. The silty soil is easy to manage but is also readily washed away. The sandy loess is partially mixed with gravel sediments of the former terrace banks of the Rhine, with quartzite or slate or coarse coastal sediments from the Tertiary.

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Rüdesheimer Klosterlay

The vineyard is located around the old Benedictine convent above Rüdesheim, which has been founded by St. Hildegard. The term lay stands for rock. The soils consist mainly of deep, calcareous loess soil. In some places you can find islands of medium-deep Taunus quartzite. The areas are located on the second level of the Mainz Basin, which was created by a natural folding of the mountains. Due to the proximity of the location one can speak of a very well-protected and well-balanced microclimate. Additionally the radiant heat of the location supports this in a very positive way. The loess-loam soil produces wines with a fruity and spicy acidity and of great elegance.

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Rüdesheimer Bischofsberg

The Bischofsberg is the westernmost Rheingau vineyard with sedimentary soils. The Rhine breaks a swath through the Rhenish highlands and leaves behind on its flanks in Rüdesheim the primeval rocks. The so-called Whisper Winds, these move in the morning on the Bischofsberg in east-west direction, condition that here the haze of the morning, not as in the rest of the Rheingau, stops. The vines have a not so high humidity and dry off faster. From the north they are protected from cold winds by the coppice. The deep soils have a good water retention capacity. The name comes from Archbishop Siegfried von Mainz who ordered the cultivation of this part of the Rüdesheim "Oberfeld" in 1074. For a small annual contribution in kind, which was well below the usual tithing of the income, the area was parceled out with landmarks and provided to the Rüdesheim "subjects". To honor and in memory of this medieval, fiscal investment promotion, the location still bears the name Bischofsberg today. It is classified as a VDP.ERSTE LAGE today.

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Rüdesheimer Drachenstein | Premier Cru

The Rüdesheimer Drachenstein vineyard is situated at the base of the national monument “Germania” close to the Niederwald-forest. Here, the soil contains a combination of quartz and quartzite with mixed-in red clay slate. The quartz is the main material covered with red slate, which are soft water sediments. Red colouring is a result of the iron content of this slate that has been oxidised to iron oxide under an arid climate, leaving a very rocky, hard soil. The soil warms easily because of the low water content and high solar radiation levels along the slope. As a result, the vine experiences water stress early in the year and must somehow cope with the available water. The plants react by reducing the number and size of the grapes. Therefore, these sites produce low yields of very aromatic grapes.

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BERG ROSENECK | GRAND CRU

The BERG ROSENECK is situated beneath the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim in the Rheingau. The name of the vineyard comes from “Rosenhecke” which means “rose hedge” and refers to the protruding granite cliff within the vineyard where wild rose, rose hip and sloe grow. The south-facing vineyard rises from 160 to 200 metres a.s.l. at a 50 % gradient. The Taunus Mountains shield the site from the wind. The section in the western part of the vineyard, where the soil is very rocky, is among the steepest parcels in Germany. The eastern part of the site is flatter and deep loess loam soil dominates. The BERG ROSENECK is a Riesling vineyard. Wine was first cultivated here around the year 1200. At that time the vines wandered up the mountain in numerous small terraces. The mule tracks were eventually replaced with bracing walls and paths around 1700. In the course of land consolidation between 1970 and 1985, the paths were paved and the terraced vineyard areas were thus rescued.

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ROSENGARTEN -MONOPOLE- | GRAND CRU

Close to the old Castle of Rüdesheim, the fortress of the Broemser knights, built around 1044 A.D., the archaic ROSENGARTEN vineyard is located - the source of our 5th grand cru. It is renowned for being amongst the first historical evidences for the settlement of people and is known over centuries for its outstanding quality of fruit. The historic value of the vineyard is significant for the development of viticulture in our region and today we´re working solely in this secluded 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 and a slight content of quartz; they have a very good water distribution.

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BERG ROTTLAND | GRAND CRU

The numerous walls that cross the BERG ROTTLAND store warmth. The site lies above Rüdesheim at the foot of the Niederwalddenkmal monument on the majestic Rüdesheim mountain at 100 to 150 metres a.s.l. Facing completely south, the 15 to 50 percent grade slope is fully exposed to the abundant sunlight of the broad Rhine Valley. The rocky, skeletal soil has a high share of red slate and occasional appearance of grey slate, quartzite, and pebbles and partial covering with a shallow layer of loess. The soil warms easily and gradually releases these temperatures to the vines. The good drainage and low water storage capacity of the rocky subsoil makes it prone to drying. The fog banks that form in the Rhine Valley promote noble rot. Even in average years, Spätlese and Auslese of high quality are harvested. Predominantly Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) grow here. The name stems from the Middle High German terms “reten” and “rotten”, which mean to clear or to deforest. Between the years 1031 and 1051 the Archbishop of Mainz bequeathed this area to the Rüdesheim vintners with permission to clear the fallow land.

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BERG SCHLOSSBERG | GRAND CRU

The impressive BERG SCHLOSSBERG resides in the bend of the Rhine River called the “Binger Loch”, which is west of Rüdesheim opposite Bingen and the Mouse Tower. The Rhine changes course here and travels north again after its east-west intermezzo in Rheingau. Steeper than anywhere else in Rheingau, the vine rows climb a 45 % gradient from 120 to 160 metres a.s.l. and are braced by mighty vineyard walls. Because the slope bulges toward the sun and the Rhine River reflection also makes its contribution, solar radiation in this south to southwest facing site is high. Taunus quartzite and phyllite slate dominate the soil of this steep 25-hectare vineyard, which is quite well drained and stores warmth well. The name stems from Burg Ehrenfels, now a castle ruin that can be seen from quite a distance.

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BERG KAISERSTEINFELS | GRAND CRU

The impressive and sun pampered, south facing slope of the VDP.GROSSE LAGE® BERG KAISERSTEINFELS rises prominently above the bend in the Rhine at Rüdesheim. The Nahe empties into the Rhine directly opposite this partially terraced vineyard. At 5 to 35 percent gradient, the vineyards are steep to very steep. The soil of the 8.2 hectares is meagre and rocky; one finds quartzite slate rubble and in some areas there is a small share of red slate interstratification. The well drained soil is prone to dryness. The BERG KAISERSTEINFELS lies at 280 metres a.s.l. Predominantly Riesling grows here. History: The name stems from the bare, rocky soil structure and from Emperor Charles the Great (Kaiser der Große) who had the grape variety Orléans planted here.

News

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01. September 2021

Release of the 2019 GRAND CRUS

We are very proud to be able to present 5 new wines, after 21 months of yeast contact; which show in a wonderful way that soil and craft become palatable when the highest demands are applied. In these wines, the idea of origin is taken to the qualitative extreme. They often come from world-famous vineyards that consistently produce exceptional grapes, some of which have been recorded in centuries-old maps. They inimitably reflect the unique character of the site, the special nature of the soil and the great skill of those who have been familiar with the vineyard, often for many generations.

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The Wines

EINS-ZWEI-DRY
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EINS-ZWEI-DRY

Rheingau Riesling dry

On the nose the EINS-ZWEI-DRY shows very pleasant fruit and rich yeasty notes. Nuances of peach and apricot and ripe apples . The delicate and lively acidity is supported by ripe mirabelle and is an outstanding example of the terroir. The wine offers a quite full and spicy aroma of ripe Riesling fruit and also pineapples. Medium-bodied and slightly salty this is a clear, elegant and very pleasurable Riesling, ideal for many occasions. Bright citrus notes such as vibrant tangerine and soft grapefruit explode onto your palate, whilst lively notes of minerality tickle the palate. With a crisp finish, that leaves your taste buds wanting more, this wine is just asking to be drunk over and over again. The EINS-ZWEI-DRY has a really good concentration, which makes this wine suitable for storage – that´s pretty remarkable for an entry-level wine.

EINS-ZWEI-DRY ORGANIC
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EINS-ZWEI-DRY ORGANIC

Rheingau Riesling dry

The EINS-ZWEI-DRY ORGANIC is a new wine in our portfolio. It is a cross-section of various Rheingau loess and clay soils with an appealing dry character. The wine is characterized by effusive aromatics and mineral structure, though supple with fruit and cool lees enrichment. Racy and rather compact, this dry organic Riesling has crisp pear character. Nice, sappy, medium-bodied palate with some earthy power at the finish. The vintage is very attractive and shows high grape quality. It´s a new category which we want to work with; wines organically farmed and decently produced with passion, love and a strong believe in a better environment through better farming practice. Our EINS-ZWEI-DRY ORGANIC will become a permanent part of our range and we are very much looking forward to the coming vintage - an exciting journey has begun. Drink now.

WEISSBURGUNDER
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WEISSBURGUNDER "W"

Rheingau Pinot Blanc dry

On the nose, the WEISSBURGUNDER presents itself with cool minerality and an opulent nose. Here, too, we find almost vintage-typical slightly herbal nuances with a spicy yeast note. The fine exoticism of the vintage plays out here in a very nuanced way from lychee and mango to papaya and the finest hints of passion fruit to the delicate, almost creamy finish created by the long yeast contact. Quite a powerful dry Pinot Blanc for the eastern Rheingau, but it has so much ripe pear fruit that it easily fills out the full body, with the fine tannins accenting the finish. Excellent integration of fruit and delicate oak. Drink or store.

RÜDESHEIM
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RÜDESHEIM

Riesling dry

The nose is full of cool minerality and very delicate nuances of fruits, such as apples, peaches and lychee. This is a fascinating interaction with the derivative flavours of fermentation. The mineral impact on the tongue is very obvious and distinguishable from the entry-level.The wine shows rudimentary what we want to show with our "village"-category. But as an independent wine in our portfolio the Rüdesheim Riesling fills the mouth with nuances of stone fruit and the typical Riesling fruit. This wine has been fermented in steel and shows up also with exotic impressions of ripe Mango; Mirabelle, peach and subtle hints of wild herbs are easy to detect.

Rüdesheimer Drachenstein
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Rüdesheimer Drachenstein

Riesling dry ~ Premier Cru

The areas on which we grow the grapes for this wine lie at the foot of the "Germania" on the Niederwald below the ridges of the Taunus mountains. These are built up by a hard rock - the quartzite. In the nose you will find elegant ripe hints of white peach and blossoms with a very clean impression of lychee. It is very balanced and includes a crisp and refined mineral style. Due to it´s origin from the slightly increasing slopes of the Drachenstein, with their unique terroir, this Riesling has beside it´s pleasant and reluctant yeasty character, a delightful flavour. This Riesling from our Drachenstein vineyard has been fermented in old wooden barrels and shows pretty impressive hints of quartz minerality and has a strong but likewise smooth harmonic acidic backbone. It is predestined to gain maturity over the years.

MAGIC MOUNTAIN
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MAGIC MOUNTAIN

Rüdesheim Riesling dry

The nose is fresh and pure with exotic hints, chamomile and lemon zest. It promises a delicate body with a slight creaminess and shows on the palate an amazing mineral impact with a wonderful texture and a rather long finish. You will find a cool minerality beside the appealing fruit.The exotic fruits, such as lychee, mango, papaya and very subtle hints of passion fruit, create with the mellow impact of yeast an awesome impact on the nose.The MAGIC MOUNTAIN excites your mouth through its delicate minerality and nuances of ripe apples, mirabelle and peach. The subtle herbal characteristics that are so typical for the Rüdesheim mountains are also recognisable. We recommend pairing this wine with grilled Tuna with teriyaki vegetables, or zander with avocado-cubes and a passion fruit foam.

ROSENGARTEN GG
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ROSENGARTEN GG

Rüdesheim Riesling dry ~MONOPOLE~

The ROSENGARTEN GG from the 2019 vintage presents itself on the nose with a (still) slightly yeasty, tart-spicy aroma with yellow-fruity, dried-herbal and clearly mineral aromas. As in previous vintages, pure juicy Riesling fruit with fine acidity delights us in the glass. The intense minerality and a hint of sweetness in the background accompany the sip with good depth and a very good, firm finish. Very good drinking maturity already at this stage; we are very much looking forward to the next years with this wine.

BERG ROSENECK GG
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BERG ROSENECK GG

Rüdesheim Riesling dry “Katerloch”

The 2019 vintage has given the BERG ROSENECK GG a slightly spicier, nuttier aroma with a very light floral scent. Appealing yellow fruity aromas, a little fennel and a delicate hint of butter accompany us in the further moments. Warm, caramel and buttery-melting fruit; as well as the somewhat smoky and yet very distinct minerality testify to the noble origin. The dancing acidity has enough power to create a very pleasantly spicy and at the same time clearly mineral finish. This once again typical BERG ROSENECK already impresses with a very sophisticated attack and will unfold its full radiance with increasing maturity.

BERG SCHLOSSBERG GG
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BERG SCHLOSSBERG GG

Rüdesheim Riesling dry “Ehrenfels”

The 2019 vintage makes the BERG SCHLOSSBERG appear more tart, firmer and deeper than last year (2018). An exciting, herbal scent with yellow-fruity, slightly yellow-spicy and clearly mineral notes rises in the nose. Ripe, firm, juicy, partly candied, sweetish fruit and a very fine, ripe acidity play with each other on the palate. Deeply hidden we find a very appealing mineral touch and hints of dark berries. The finish is a very spicy firework with subtle fennel notes. The wine still seems to be somewhat at rest after 21 months of yeast ageing, but at the earliest stage of bottle maturity, it can already make its presence felt and makes us look forward to the years to come in joyful anticipation. One thing is certain, great mountain wine cinema is developing here!

BERG ROTTLAND GG
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BERG ROTTLAND GG

Rüdesheim Riesling dry “Hinterhaus”

Another typical GG from the BERG ROTTLAND. A fascinating, lightly herbal and delicately tangy aroma of ripe, partly candied yellow fruits with mineral smokiness buzzes out of the glass. The quite juicy Riesling fruit and the finest notes reminiscent of pears surround the first sip with a very pleasantly moderate acidity. The wine has a lot of grip and flatters with spicy accents. We enjoy the clear, tart minerality, which comes along with light nuances reminiscent of fennel. We are thrilled, the wine becomes deeper and more complex with air - very good, juicy, spicy and mineral finish, again with noticeable, but above all with time, well-integrated sweetness.

BERG KAISERSTEINFELS GG
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BERG KAISERSTEINFELS GG

Rüdesheim Riesling dry “Terrassen”

This wine is only fit for superlatives. It delights us in every second of the argument; already jumps at us in the glass with a very clear trace of exotic fruit and sweet honey. However, we also find light notes of smoke and juicy fruit. In the mouth, the 2019 BERG KAISERSTEINFELS GG unfolds a spicy firework, carried by an almost never-ending minerality. Breathtakingly fine and filigree with delicate floral aromas. The amazing thing is that the enormous concentration gives this wine almost no weight. Then comes the gigantic mineral finish, which has a dizzying intensity for only 12.5% alcohol. The 21 months of yeast ageing give this wine from the barren soil an enormous grip and at the same time delights with subtle spiciness. Elegant support is given to this taut train by finely nuanced wood, which joins in. Exotic fruits like mango and star fruit play a role. A very fine wine with an endlessly long finish and great tension.

BERG KAISERSTEINFELS
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BERG KAISERSTEINFELS

Rüdesheimer Riesling Kabinett off~dry

On the nose you will find a very fresh and cool, but also very delicate minerality of our mountain terraces which is accompanied by an animating scent of yellow fruit. There are subtle hints of mango, passion fruit and papaya which are truly sassy and luscious. The BERG KAISERSTEINFELS Kabinett coats your mouth with an impressive mineral impact, with ripe apples, mirabelle and white peach. You will also detect easily the haze of wild herbs, which is so typical for the adjacent Berg Roseneck. Despite its youth ypu can detect there will be an exceptional development and we´re absolutely convinced that the elegant embedded acidity will give us a vast number of moments of happiness. We recommend pairing this wine with different types of Sushi Rolls, such as Shrimp Tempura and Dragon Roll or a Sichuan-style Mapo Tofu.

Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz
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Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz

Riesling Spätlese sweet

The vineyard "Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz" is located to the east of our town where you will find the gentle hills with profound loess and loam soils, good content of chalk that secure even in hot years a sufficient water supply. The vines are bearing enduring and fruitful wines. The Magdalenenkreuz Spätlese has a savoury nose with fruity hints of ripe apples and pear; as well as an exotic trace of grapefruit, orange and quince.The perception of taste creates in conjunction with the exceptional play of fruit and acidity a very unique exaltation and withal an intense finish.Beside these expressive scents of fruit, subtle mineral hints are joining this sappy Riesling-variation. The Spätlese shows how simple a Riesling is able to compete with substantial dishes and offers a wealth of possible combinations. We enjoy this wine with Curry, peach slices, with a condimental Biryani-chicken, or on its own with dark chocolate.

Rüdesheimer KIRCHENPFAD
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Rüdesheimer KIRCHENPFAD

Riesling Kabinett off~dry

The Kirchenpfad Kabinett shows very elegant flavour of ripe apples and pears beside exotic hints of exotic fruits, such as lychee, papaya, mango and passion fruit. It´s yeasty zest is so typical for the current portfolio and also very easy to detect - it provides with the opulent fruit a sensation of smell. On the palate this sensation of smell turns into a sensation of taste, with an interaction of ripe and sweet apples, a slight exotic impression and you will discover that the vintage shows up in that wonderful combination of ripeness and well embedded acidity. Due to the slightly extended fermentation you will detect the very elegant flavours of yeast easily beside the harmonious fruit. It´s a nice treat to share this wine with food and good friends We recommend to pair this Kabinett with a rich Sushi-combination, sesame oil, ginger and sweet wasabi sauce, or with a light sweet mango chutney and Macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi.

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BERG ROSENECK
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BERG ROSENECK

Rüdesheim Riesling Spätlese

A rich nose with elegant ripe hints of exotic fruits, such as passion fruit, mango, lychee and physalis welcomes you in the first moment. There´s a scent of herbs and lime that seems to fall in love with the wild yeast aromatic of this delicious masterpiece. On the palate you will find a very airy middle section which keeps this refreshing and modern styled Spätlese in balance with an enthralling and fascinating acidity. The mineral impact gives us the feeling of licking pebbles and this Spätlese seems to be more dry styled than it is. Due to it´s youth, the BERG ROSENECK Spätlese of this vintage is a the very beginning of it´s long journey. As a food recommendation for this wine, we suggest mixed sushi, hotate no sashimi, grilled clams with Asian vegetables, or strong cheese.

EINS-ZWEI-ZERO
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EINS-ZWEI-ZERO

Riesling alcohol free

The Leitz EINS-ZWEI-ZERO offers an appealing character that is clean and fresh with notes of lime and citrus, accompanied by little hints of red apples on an underlying mineral base. The finish is slightly off-dry and relatively long. As we all know, like fat, alcohol is a transporter of flavor, and without it, there needs to be something else to carry those flavors. Residual sugar does the work for this stunning Riesling, though the sugar is nearly eaten up by acidity. It retains its wine-like aromas: orange citrus, slightly rhubarb and tarragon.

EINS-ZWEI-ZERO
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EINS-ZWEI-ZERO

Rosé alcohol free

The Leitz EINS-ZWEI-ZERO ROSÉ offers an original character that is clean and fresh with notes of pale strawberries, raspberry and citrus; slight hints of fresh grapefruit and an underlying mineral base. The finish is dry and relatively long. Of course, an alcohol-free wine never will give the same depth, structure, and weight as a wine with alcohol, but this is extremely close to it and it is simply an alcohol-free wine tasting wine. Impressive. We recommend to pair EINS-ZWEI-ZERO ROSÉ with summer salads or different fruits.

EINS-ZWEI-ZERO
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EINS-ZWEI-ZERO

Blanc de Blancs alcohol free

This alcohol-free white blend is our latest addition to the EINS-ZWEI-ZERO-portfolio, the new Blanc de Blancs. It offers an original character that is clean and fresh with notes of lime and citrus; subtle hints of gooseberry and carambola are easy to detect. The intensity of the acidity is not to compare with the ZERO Riesling. The blend is made of very aromatic white varietals and they show with a dry finish and relatively long aftertaste. Of course, an alcohol-free wine never will give the same depth, structure and weight as a wine with alcohol, but this is extremely close to it and it is simply an alcohol-free wine tasting wine. Impressive.

EINS-ZWEI-ZERO
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EINS-ZWEI-ZERO

Sparkling Riesling alcohol free

The EINS-ZWEI-ZERO Sparkling Riesling is a very appealing, alcohol-free sparkling wine, which is very fresh and juicy right from the start. In terms of taste, the EINS-ZWEI-ZERO Sparkling offers a fine interplay of crisp apples and fine bubbles with well-integrated acidity and a long-lasting freshness. It pairs perfectly with mussels and light pasta; truffled or with seafood. It is ideal as an aperitif and shines all year round as an alcohol-free companion for every festive occasion.

EINS-ZWEI-ZERO
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EINS-ZWEI-ZERO

Sparkling Rosé alcohol free

The EINS-ZWEI-ZERO Sparkling Rosé is a refreshing sparkler that exudes cool, red fruits and lean minerality. With its invigorating perlage it instantly brings upon that summer feeling. In addition to the notes of rose hips and sky berries, often present in rosé, this rosé variation conveys a remarkable freshness giving it incredible versatility - a pleasant aperitif, as a spritz mixer, or simply as a constant companion to enjoy relaxing evenings.

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Pinot Noir alcohol free

The ZERO-POINT-FIVE Pinot Noir offers an original character that is clean and fresh with notes of red currant and cherries; you will also detect a nicely embedded tannic structure and an almost dry finish, which is remarkably long. Of course, an alcohol-free wine never will give the same depth, structure, and weight as a wine with alcohol, but this is extremely close to it and it is simply an alcohol-free wine tasting wine. Impressive. We recommend pairing this alcohol-free Pinot Noir with roast or game; it´s a nice option for grilled fish, or a Lamb Biryani. Enjoy!

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Cabernet Sauvignon alcohol free

The ZERO-POINT-FIVE Cabernet Sauvignon offers an original character that is clean and fresh with notes of black currant and blackberries; you will also detect a nicely embedded tannic structure and a smoky dry finish, which is remarkably long. Of course, an alcohol-free wine never will give the same depth, structure, and weight as a wine with alcohol, but this is extremely close to it and it is simply an alcohol-free wine tasting wine. Impressive. We recommend pairing this alcohol-free Cabernet Sauvignon with roast or game; it´s a nice option for BBQ, or grilled peppers. Enjoy!

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WEINGUT LEITZ KG

Johannes Leitz
Theodor-Heuss-Straße 5
D-65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Rheingau | Germany

OFFICE, WINERY AND TASTING

Rüdesheimer Straße 8a
65366 Geisenheim

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our tasting room is mometarily closed, due to the restrictions caused by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
If you want to purchase wine, please get in touch with us by phone or via e-mail. Thank you for your understanding.

TEL +49 (67 22) 99 99 100 
FAX +49 (67 22) 99 99 199
EMAIL »johannes.leitz@leitz-wein.de«

Amtsgericht Wiesbaden: HRA 9654
Steuernummer: 3734 1000 35
Umsatzsteuer ID: DE 2799 4862 6

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