Wine auctions have a long tradition in the Rheingau. This tradition was founded in 1806, when the Duke of Nassau had wine auctioned in barrels for the first time in the monastery of Eberbach. With this fantastic tradition we do not want to break even in such special times, and so auction the VDP. Rheingau together with the winery Kloster Eberbach their wines again this year – but not in the usual form as a “wet auction”. Special times require special measures, and this year’s auction will take place online for the first time without exception.
In addition to the already proven VDP. Auction.Reserve wines, this year, the fine-sweet top wines and unique pieces in large bottles will also be under the hammer. These wines are offered exclusively through the auction.
After the great successes of the Schloss Johannisberger Riesling wines in recent years, in 2020 we achieved a record price with a 0.7l bottle of 1920’s Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Goldlack with €18,000, we have also brought some special drops from our treasury “Bilbliotheca Subterranea” for you this year.
The first wine to go up for auction with lot number 35 is a 15l bottle (Nebukadnezar) 2019 Schloss Johannisberger Grünlack. This 100-point Spätlese, awarded by renowned American wine critic James Suckling, was named the second best wine in the world in 2020.
As a second wine we auction 6x 0.7l bottles 1971 Schloss Johannisberger Himmelblaulack Auslese (lot number 36). This vintage was a real highlight after the cooler 60s. The Rhine river had a historical low water and so the saying “Little Rhine – Great Wine” came true once again.
Behind lot numbers 43 and 44 is the 2011 Schloss Johannisberger Goldlack Barrel 174 Trockenbeerenauslese. This exceptional TBA is offered 12x as a 0.75l bottle (No. 43) and 12x as a 0.375l bottle (No.44). The perfect course of the year ended with an „Indian Summer“, which created this fabulous dry berry selection. This wine was fermented spontaneously in a 330l barrel from Schloss Johannisberger Oak and impresses with an intense sweetness, vitality, enormous tension, and minerality. An endless finale accompanied by delicious, exotic fruit aromas.
We wish you a lot of fun at the auction.