Donnhoff, Riesling Trocken, 2020

White Wine from Nahe, Germany
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Again, mostly from Oberhauser Felsenberg (volcanic), Kieselberg (slate) but fermented to dryness. Cooler, lighter tones than the average Nahe, more like the Saar in profile and body. Super crunchy electric acidity, those delicate 2020 pretty edges, just barely there peach to remember your roots. This is almost all mineral, maybe more than ever before for this wine. Bone dry salty limeade for the summer.

If you love Riesling, you know the name Dönnhoff. If you don't love Riesling-- yet-- Dönnhoff will teach you why the grape inspires such passion.

Dönnhoff is the greatest estate in the Nahe and one of the best in all of Germany. The family has had four generations to dive deep into their terroir and perfect their winemaking. Their top wines are long-lived and collectible.

That terroir is, of course, key. The Nahe has the most varied soils (including, especially, different kinds of volcanic soil) of any German region, as well as a climate that ranges from very cold high-elevation sites to pockets of Mediterranean warmth. This gives Dönnhoff a painter’s palette of flavors and textures from which to craft a perfect wine.

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

Grape: Riesling
Vineyard: Mostly from Oberhauser Felsenberg (volcanic), Keselberg (slate)
Soil:The vines grow in stony, weathered volcanic soils of porphyry and melaphyr in particular, with certain amounts of slate and quartzite.
Wine-making: Fermented and matured in a mixture of stainless steel vats and neutral 10+-year-old 1200L German stückfass from Hösch.

The idea here is to make a village wine, basically, though it’s sold and marketed as a Gutswein or Estate bottled basic wine. The Estate wine combines the two major soils that dominate the holdings for the estate, giving the drinker a look into what Dönnhoff is all about. The basic wine is a calling card and thus Cornelius wants to make statement.

The geology of the middle Nahe is notably shaped by its eons-old clay slate formations and rich volcanic soils. The concentration of porphyry and melaphyre stone in and around the old Oberhausen vineyards – Kieselberg and Felsenberg, help provide the perfect berry base for Gutsriesling.

Details

  • Country

    Germany

  • Region

    Nahe

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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