Hermanshohle, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Trocken
Dönnhoff

Hermanshohle, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Trocken


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vintage

portfolio
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2022
6x75cl
DP
£439.22

2022
3x1.5L
DP
£463.22

Broking
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2015
6x75cl
DP
£523.22


Dönnhoff, Hermanshohle, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Trocken

2015
2022

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

Here the fruit elements are finer, more elegant and taut than either of the other two Grosse Gewächse, with a very fine mineral element, clear bitter grapefruit flavours and long, tensile structure, more powerful but also finer and longer, 'power but no fat' as Helmut described it. Fine lemon balm notes refresh on the finish. Fermented in cask before being aged for 4 months in cask and three months in steel tanks. Fantastic balance, powerful but want to keep coming back to it. A truly great vineyard.

Critics score


Score:
96

100

Source:
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Date:
11/2017

Notes
It’s hard not to commence a tasting note on this wine in the same way as I did that on its 2014 predecessor: “A haunting nose ....” Here we have buddleia, violets and thyme; white peach, mirabelle and red currant, with intimations of the fruit pit piquancy and crushed stone anticipating the glowing sharpness and interaction of fruit and stone that ensue on a silken palate. The superbly-sustained finish displays striking transparency to undulating, interactive layers of floral, coolingly green herbal, fruity and crystalline mineral elements. An influx of sweet-saline shrimp shell reduction serves for saliva-inducement, while a touch of white pepper enhances the impression of invigoration and, along with the aforementioned piquancy, serves as a sort of fermata extending the last harmonious notes of this impressive exercise in Riesling counterpoint.

specifications

country:
Germany

region:
Nahe

Appellation:

Producer:
Dönnhoff

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Dönnhoff

Dönnhoff

The Dönnhoff family bought a modest estate in the Nahe in the 1750s. In 1971 current owner, Helmut Dönnhoff produced his first vintage and has not looked back since. A regular on the shortlist of ‘German Winemaker of the Year’ and actual winner in 1999, Helmut’s work is helping the Nahe to take a share of the plaudits showered on the more internationally renowned German wine regions of the Mosel and the Rheingau. His cool, calm demeanour is a stark contrast to the demonic fervour with which he tends his vineyards. Only the best hand-picked fruit will do, in order to produce wines that are honest refl ections of the Riesling grape and the terroir its planted in whether it be the volcanic soils of the Kupfergrube (copper mine), the deep, cool Brücke, the slate/sandstone Hermanshöhle or the slate of the Leistenberg. Fermentation is in the traditional large old wooden casks and there is a light filtration before bottling. Some of Germany’s most intense, bewitching and mouthwatering wines, that mixes Rheingau body with Mosel minerality.

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