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Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs

Region: Nahe
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Schloßböckelheim Felsenberg
Soil:red volcanic igneous rock, a melange of porphyry and melaphyr
Wine making: Fermentations occur is a combination of stainless & used large oak
Slope: 50-60%
Aspect: South, Southwest
Age of Vines: Approx. 25-35 years
Classi­fied VDP. GROSSE LAGE

Felsenberg

A very old and famous site, splendidly located on a steep southern slope. The vines grow under extreme conditions in weathered volcanic porphyry soil. The stony ground heats quickly during the day, and that warmth produces characteristic Rieslings with a racy fruitiness and mineral acidity, internationally recognized for their distinctive flinty aromas. At the heart of this fantastic vineyard stands our Felsentürmchen (“small rock tower”). The mineral-rich Felsenberg grapes undergo an intense selective harvest and their wines bear the symbol of the Felsentürmchen.

A great dry Riesling, very complex, displaying great, smoky crystallized minerality with a flinty character – unmistakably Felsenberg.

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
Germany
Region:
Nahe
Appellation:
Nahe
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
95
Date:
Sept 15, 2020
Review:
Dense, grapefruit and sage aromas, then a wonderful combination of great power and stunning vibrancy on the palate. Very long, smoky-mineral finish with great clarity. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold.