Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Spätlese
    Dönnhoff

    Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Spätlese,

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    vintage

    Dönnhoff, Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Spätlese, 2013

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Dönnhoff, Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Spätlese, 2013

    A magnificent nose parades notes of spiced peach, wild strawberry, fresh white peach and vanilla pod. The palate has lots of powerful extract, yet finishes so utterly refined and elegant. This has it all. Long, regal and destined for a long life, firm with slate character yet open and generous with its fruit already. A great marriage of elegance and power.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13%
    95/100
    Anne Krebiehl, Vinous
    From shale, the 2022 Riesling Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Spätlese is subtle on the nose. The merest flicker of reduction precedes distant perfumes of ripe pear, stone fruit and lifted, serene citrus peel in the green-to-yellow spectrum. The palate holds rounded sweetness, seemingly edged by tealeaf, stoniness and lime peel. The citrus takes over, providing serene and profound aromatics, lasting, elegant and pure. Despite the sugar, sweetness almost stops registering in these alluring flavors that push freshness much more than sweetness. The 2022 is a sleeper, slow and profound, but with proper mileage. (Sweet)
    Date Reviewed:
    09/2023

    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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