Johann Falkenburg grew up in western Germany among some of the most prestigious vineyards of Germany. An area of river valleys and terraces planted with Riesling vines facing due-south toward the sun. Johann was known as an ingenious winemaker who grew to prominence at a local winery where he learned to be not just a winemaker, but a wine artisan. His passion for crafting artisanal wine is shown in that he was winemaker there until he was 75 years old. It is with pride that today's Johann Falkenburg Riesling bears his name and carries his spirit of pure, passionate winemaking.
Along the serpentine route of the Mosel, the river banks rise so sharply that the vineyards carpeting the slopes are among the steepest in the world, with some planted at an astounding 70-degree grade. On these steep inclines, nearly all labor must be done by hand, including tying each vine to its own eight-foot wooden stake as well as carrying up the slate soil that has washed down with the winter rains. Riesling is the primary grape grown in Devonian slate in the steep areas and sandy, gravelly soils in the flatlands near the river's edge of the middle Mosel Valley.
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2009 Late Harvest
BEST BUY Wine Enthusiast Magazine March 2011
2009 Bernkastler Schlossberg Riesling Auslese
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