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Leitz Johannes

The estate is located in the municipality Rüdesheim in the German wine-growing region Rheingau, Viticulture has been practiced in the family since 1744, but it was not until the 1950s that Josef Leitz specialized in viticulture. After completing his training in Geisenheim his grandson Johannes Leitz vinified his first wine in 1985. As a result, there was a considerable expansion of vineyards. The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards, of which 36 in Rüdesheim and 4 in Geisenheim. The most important single layers are Mount Kaisersteinfels. Mount Roseneck. Mountain Rottland. Mountain Schlossberg, Bischofsberg, Drachenstein, Kirchenpfad, Klosterlay and Magdalenenkreuz (all Rüdesheim). They are exclusively planted with Riesling. Great attention is paid to the lowest yields and late harvest in order to produce wines with an individual soil character using the highest quality grape material. The fermentation takes place with natural yeasts as well as with pure breeding yeasts. The dry top wines mature in the barrel, the fruity wines in the steel tank. The wines are stored on the long lees and are bottled relatively late. The winery is a member of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).

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