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Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese

Region: Nahe
Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Niederhauser Hermannshöhle
Soil Type: Argillaceous slate with limestone veins and volcanic elements
Slope 40 – 60%
Aspect South
Age of Vines: Up to 65 years
Classi­fication: VDP. GROSSE LAGE
Wine-making: Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats.

Niederhauser Hermannshöhle

For over 100 years, the Hermannshöhle has been revered as the Nahe‘s top-ranked site and the benchmark by which all other vineyards in the region are judged. It takes its name from a small mine, or “Höhle”, in the middle of the hillside. “Hermann” is derived from Hermes, the Roman god of messengers and travelers, and the name likely hints at an ancient place of worship once located here. This site faces due south and lies 130 –175 m above sea level. Its soils are primarily blackish gray slate mixed with extrusive igneous rock, porphyry and limestone. For generations, this marvelous site has shaped our expectations for what fine wines from the Nahe can achieve.

A perfect, steep southern slope with soils consisting of blackish grey slate and volcanic elements, extremely rich in minerals. The stuff of legends, for over 100 years this has been the most lauded site in the
entire Nahe wine growing region.

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

Press & Reviews

James Suckling

Score:
100
Date:
Sept 15, 2020
Review:
All of nature's springtime joy and the epitome of autumnal ripeness somehow combine with summer-morning dew to offer one of the greatest off-dry German wines made in modern times. Breathtaking finish, so wonderfully light and filigree. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold.