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Dönnhoff Estate Riesling

Region: Nahe
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Mostly from Oberhauser Felsenberg (volcanic),  Keselberg (slate), & Klamm (weathered porphyry & slate)
Soil:The vines grow in stony, weathered volcanic soils of porphyry and melaphyr in particular, with certain amounts of slate and quartzite.
Wine making: Fermentations occur in a combination of stainless & used large oak
UPC: 4-260031-855314

The idea here is to make a village wine, basically, though it’s sold and marketed as a Gutswein or Estate bottled basic wine. The Estate wine combines the two major soils that dominate the holdings for the estate, giving the drinker a look into what Dönnhoff is all about. The basic wine is a calling card and thus Cornelius wants to make statement.

The geology of the middle Nahe is notably shaped by its eons-old clay slate formations and rich volcanic soils. The concentration of old Oberhausen vineyards – Kieselberg (slate) and Felsenberg (volcanic), help provide the perfect base for this outstanding Gutsriesling.

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

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
6/1/2020
Review:
Sourced predominantly from Oberhäuser Leistenberg, this bottling as usual features a much more discreet sense of sweetness than do any of the other non-dry Dönnhoff bottlings. Lime, apple and a hint of blueberry incorporate zest, tang and crunch to enliven the subtly glossy palate, but also generate a satisfying sense of succulence. The infectiously juicy finish features crystalline stony impingements and a mouthwatering lick of salt.