Hermanshohle, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Trocken

    Hermanshohle, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Trocken,



    Dönnhoff, Hermanshohle, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Trocken, 2022

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Dönnhoff, Hermanshohle, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Trocken, 2022

    The most complex of the GGs, Hermannshöhle comes across sharp, stylish and unforced; crystalline, fluid and refreshing with oodles of tight lemon blossom, herbs, mandarin, a hint of honey and a long, ultra-fine slate-rich finish. A wine of myriad complexities. A truly great vineyard that very seldom lets you down.

    Anne Krebiehl, Vinous
    The 2022 Riesling Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Grosses Gewächs is from shale soils. The nose immediately expresses water on hot stone: warm and redolent of things that are not vegetal but mineral. The palate, however, holds Riesling's alluring citrus and stone fruit. The stony depth and dimension are undeniable, waiting patiently in the background to come to the fore. For now, citrus provides the top notes, but the heart and base note is of absolute stone: wet stone, shale that holds water, salt and centuries in its depth. The buffered citrus serenity is captivating. The finish is pure lemon linearity. (Bone-dry)
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    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2050


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    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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