Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap
    Dönnhoff

    Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap,

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    vintage

    Dönnhoff, Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap, 2007

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Dönnhoff, Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Auslese, Goldkap, 2007

    An immense wine, complex spices and salts together with exuberant tropical and stone fruit flavours, huge extract and concentration here , opulent too yet some how refined, superb.

    Maturity:
    Drink
    ABV:
    8.5%
    95/100
    David Schildknecht, Vinous
    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.
    Date Reviewed:
    06/2020

    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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