2016 Schloss Schonborn Rudesheimer Riesling Dry
The roots of the von Schönborn family can be traced back to the crusades and the first mention with respect to viticulture was in the year 1349. Schloss Schönborn is the oldest estate in Germany and one of the oldest in the world, continuously owned by the same family, (27 generations).
Over the years the estate was steadily enlarged especially in the 17th century with acquisitions of the famous Erbacher Marcobrunn. With almost 50% ownership, the Schönborn’s have by far the largest ownership in this great vineyard. Historic invoices document the purchase of hand blown glass bottles in 1725, acknowledging that the Schönborn’s were among the first to bottle their wines. The oldest known still drinkable wine is in fact the 1735 Johannisberger, a bottle from the rarities cellar that was auctioned in 1987.
As a point of interest, in the old days, wines were matured in cask for 10-15 years. The Schönborn’s have one of the deepest rarities cellars in the world with a number of bottles from three vintages from the 1700’s remaining.
Typical Riesling bouquet with crisp apple and peach fruit. Dry, lively Riesling that's fun for more.
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Bottles are in perfect condition.