The legendary Schloss Johannisberg is one of Germany’s if not the world’s most historic estates. Planted solely with Riesling grapes in 1720 by the order of Roman Emperor Charlemagne, Schloss Johannisberg is the world’s oldest Riesling estate. In 1775, it was at Schloss Johannisberg that the Spätlese method was discovered using late picked grapes. Following this discovery, in 1787 the estate gave Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese to the wine world using grapes suffering from noble rot.
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