DE-DHF-17-18

Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs

Dönnhoff Dellchen Riesling Grosses Gewächs

Region: Nahe
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Norheim Dellchen
Soil Type Grey slate subsoil covered with a layer of porphyry
Slope 50 – 70 %
Aspect South
Wine-making: Fermented and matured in a mixture of stainless steel vats and neutral 10+-year-old 1200L German stückfass from Hösch.
Age of Vines Approx. 15 – 30 years
Classification as VDP. GROSSE LAGE®

Norheim Dellchen

Steep cliffs of extrusive igneous rock (porphyry and melaphyre) rise directly from the banks of the River Nahe between Norheim and Niederhausen. Between those cliffs are small hollows, known in the local dialect as “Dellchen”. The slate soils here are mixed with the stony precipitate sedimentary rock of the adjacent volcanic cliffs. The extremely steep, perfectly south-facing slope is terraced by dry stone walls that demand a rigorous level of labor-intensive care. Protected by the surrounding cliffs, the Riesling grapes enjoy an extremely long hang time and year for year achieve perfect levels of ripeness.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Appellation:
Nahe
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
99
Date:
2019-12-19
Review:
A dense and layered white with minerals, salt, white pepper, chalk, dried lemon and subtle pears. Pumice. Wow. Tiny film of oil. Creamy and insane. What a wine. Magic. One for the cellar. Drink or hold.

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