We were shown round by Tobias Fiebrandt, the general manager and who is responsible for exports to UK and Canada.
Johannes Leitz took over in 1985 from his mother when the family had 2.8 hectares. Apparently his ambition then was to expand up to around eight or nine hectares. He has, however, rather overshot this target as the domaine now has 43 hectares with 98% planted with Riesling small amount of Pinot Noir.
Ripe texture lemon and lime, grip in finish. Attractive easy drinking. 7 gms residual sugar about 7gms acidity.
2013 Rudesheimer Magic Mountain Riesling Trocken 12% 7.2 rs, 6.9 acidity.
Mid-yellow, more volume good texture, good balance. Wine from steep slopes – second wine of the best sites. Deeply rooted vines.
Birthdate of Magic Mountain was 2003. 85% is sold in Germany.
2013 Rudesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Trocken Katerloch (prone to powdery mildew). Vines on quartz. Mid-yellow, quite peachy, clean, conc, good austere finish. (Cask sample)
Top 2013s need to time develop similar with 2012.
Leitz wines that are vinified and matured in wood are closed with a cork, while those made in stainless steel.
2013 Rudesheimer Berg Rottland, Riesling Trocken,Hinterhaus
From a site close to river. Botrytis pressure, red slate, quartz.
Tight, good potential, bigger presence, steely, stony character. Marked acidity in finish.
2013 Rudesheimer Berg Schlossberg, Riesling Trocken Ehrenfels Quartz
My/lg, silky concentration, lemon and lime, potential needs time as austere acidity in finish.