This wine is a cross-section of various Rheingau loess and clay soils with an appealing dry character. The bouquet is characterized by a clear apple fragrance, a hint of kumquat and apricot together with a touch of lime blossom.
The 40+ha of Leitz vineyards in the Rheingau are planted completely in Riesling and produce some of the finest dry white wines of the region. The slopes are very steep, full of slate, loess and quartzite, and all the work is done by hand in order to extract the maximum potential from the terroir, vines, and grapes. Specific names are given to the oldest parcel names, like "Ehrenfels" for the parcel in the Grand Cru Schlossberg, as well as the westernmost and highly valued "Kaisersteinfels". Recently, Johannes Leitz has added very successful new labels to the Leitz stable, like EINS-ZWEI-DRY, which is a stellar, accessible wine that is a great introduction to dry (Trocken) Riesling.