Johañes Gensfleisch Riesling
In Gutenberg’s day and age wine wasn’t just a mere drink but an elixir – and also a form of payment. Part of Gutenberg’s pension was remunerated in wine. Whereas the wine-growing and production techniques of the 15th century usually produced rather acidic vintages, the wines in our special Johañes Gensfleisch edition (as Johannes Gutenberg was christened) are of high quality, pleasant to the taste and gentle on the palate – and typical of the wine-growing area of Rheinhessen.
Riesling was common to our region during Gutenberg's lifetime and went under the name of Ruessling. It only began to be recognised as an excellent grape for white wine at the end of the 16th century, however. From this point on its success has been unstoppable! Our dry Riesling is a 2018 vintage and comes from the Mainz winery of
The label quotes a passage in the Gutenberg Bible: “Et deficiente vino dicit mater Jesu ad eum: Vinum non habent” – When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine’.
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