Josef Leitz, Riesling Eins Zwei Dry 2018Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Like many of the enduring winemaking families in Europe, the Leitz family has seen it all with records dating back to 1744. Josef Leitz rebuilt the Rheingau winery after a bombing raid that had taken place in 1966. It wasn’t until two generations later that the current winemaker, Johannes Leitz, began to give the winey its current reputation, growing from roughly three hectares to forty. Even with the success and growth of his Rieslings, Johannes has stayed true to the integrity of his roots.
Eins Zwei Dry means “One, Two, Dry.” The Riesling is harvested at the end of September and done at least in the Spatlese style. The style aims for a balance in acidity, fruit, and sweetness. Grapes are sourced from multiple villages in central and eastern Rheingau. The wine is fermented only in stainless steel. Even though this is an entry level wine from Leitz, the quality is just as impeccable as his other bottles.