Dönnhoff

Hollenpfad im Muhlenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs

2021
Nahe
Germany
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DUN-hoff HOLL-n-pfat MOO-len-bayrk REES-ling GRO-ses Ge-WECHS
Varietal
Riesling
$80
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GRAPE(S)
Riesling
Nahe, Germany
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Riesling
100% REES-ling
Riesling is one of the greatest, long-lived white wines in the world, highly expressive of the nuances of its respective terroir. The wines are generally relatively low to moderate in alcohol with crisp acidity and full of flavor and extract. Stylistically, it can vary from bone dry to quite sweet, and with age can develop intense aromatics. Because Riesling is so expressive of the terroir from where it is grown, it can show a potential mix of floral, fruity, intensely mineral, smoky and/or spicy aromas and flavors depending on the soil, climate, and exposure.
Country / State
Germany
Region
Nahe
Producer
Dönnhoff
Vintage
2021

Dönnhoff

Nahe, Germany

The estate was started in the 1920s by Helmut Dönnhoff’s grandfather and Helmut now makes the wine along with his son, Cornelius. They manage some of the best vineyards in the Nahe and make some of the finest Grand Cru rieslings in Germany.

The property is sustainably dry-farmed, forgoing irrigation to encourage deep-rooted vines that are planted close to ground on wireframes so they can absorb the warmth that emanates from the stony topsoil. 

Dönnhoff wines vary from bone-dry to very sweet, but their commonality is a rare complexity, intensity, and persistence that speaks to the terroir and the work of a talented family duo.

Photography by Samuel Smith & Alice Jones