In 1985, Karl Heinz Johner and his wife Irene founded a little Weingut in their home village Bischoffingen in the Kaiserstuhl, right on the French border.
His focus was set on the Burgundy-wines full of structure and pure elegance. Despite having to overcome problems relating to winemaking in the Kaiserstuhl and German wine laws, the young Weingut soon established itself as a pioneer of a new breed of German wine, recognised as being of an international class. Today Johner is considered to be one of the best estates in the country and gains wide critical acclaim.
Kaiserstuhl is famous for its Pinot Gris, and this is a lovely example of why. Our importer ABS describe it as follows: Delicate flavours of the inside part of an orange peel. Some yellow fruit maybe peach with a delicate underlying layer of oak. Very elegant on the palate, full bodied and without the typical Pinot Gris bitterness. The acidity is perfect. Some mineralic saltyness and creamy texture from the long elevation on the lees.