Oberhäuser Brücke, Riesling, Eiswein
Dönnhoff

Oberhäuser Brücke, Riesling, Eiswein


Destination

vintage


Broking

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2012

6x37.5cl

DP

£867.61



Dönnhoff, Oberhäuser Brücke, Riesling, Eiswein, 2012

2012

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Dönnhoff, Oberhäuser Brücke, Riesling, Eiswein, 2012

The Brücke vineyard, a mixture of grey slate and loess loam situated in a sheltered valley location just over the bridge in Oberhausen is a cool site with a propensity for exquisite Eisweins and beautifully fresh fruity wines. A beautiful pure, pale yellow colour belies the great fireworks you are in for when this reaches your palate. Lemon balm, jasmine and white flowers intermingle on the nose, before the hugely concentrated, intense weightless beauty of the palate. A spellbinding wine, the acidity is so beautifully balanced that even at this young age it’s very hard to spit. The whole picture is so clear, as if cut from the DNA of the perfect Eiswein; it left both these tasters speechless. Harvested 13th December, the crying shame being a production of a mere 300 litres.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
12.5%

specifications

country:
Germany

region:
Nahe

Appellation:

Producer:
Dönnhoff

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Allergen Information:
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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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