Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap
Dönnhoff

Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap, 2018


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2018
6x37.5cl
DP
£226.82

2018
6x75cl
DP
£453.65


Dönnhoff, Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap, 2018

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
7 %

Notes

Very pure and clear on nose, wonderful lift and clarity and flavours. And then incredibly vibrant and nimble as it trips across the palate, delivering drops of pure clean fruit. There’s no botrytis here, just clear ground minerals and flavours of fine fruit salad, pure sweet honey covered apples, proper salt and fine flowers.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Date:
06/2020

Notes
Like its Brücke counterpart, this Auslese reflects genuinely botrytis-free grapes, said Dönnhoff, but ones that were too numerous and too high in sugar to use elsewhere, “and certainly not in the Grosses Gewächs, which would then have ended up with 14% alcohol.” Sea breeze on the nose intimates the sweet-saline savor of raw scallop that emerges on this wine’s lusciously lingering, mouthwateringly umami-rich finish. White peach and quince preserves feature throughout, reinforced on the soothingly creamy palate by nougat-like nut essences. There is an animating, juicy fresh-fruit aspect as well, and a wonderful sense of both focus and transparency to stony and ore-like nuances.

specifications

country:
Germany

region:
Nahe

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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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