The Niederhauser Hermannshohle site has been considered the best vine producing area in Nahe for centuries, with volcanic and slate soils on steep slopes. The grapes here are hand picked when ripe, not when sugar levels have been measured and are pressed within three hours. Riesling never touches any new oak so that the influence is subtle.
The Weingut Donnhoff estate is located in the Nahe region of the Rhineland where the Donnhoff family have been producing wine for over 200 years. The modern story starts in 1971 when Helmut Donnhoff took over management of the estate and expanded the vineyard area from 4 hectares to its current 25 hectares of Erste Lage vineyards, as well as bringing international recognition. Helmut creates wines by instinct, preferring to avoid modern analytics and rely on what can be seen and tasted in both wine and grape. This attitude has been passed on to his son, Cornelius. Both Donnhoffs have incredible admiration for the land on which their vines grow and admit that great winemakers can only preserve the quality of the harvest!
Gardenia, peony, and resinous herbs in the nose of Donnhoff's 2007 Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese give way to a palpably extract-rich palate of vibratory intensity, suffused with stony, saline, and tactile suggestions of mineral matter, yet at the same time rich orchard fruits. If the Krotenpfuhl was painted with water colors, the medium here is definitely oil, exhibiting both dynamic and intricate brush work as well as dense layering. This masterpiece - picked simultaneously with the corresponding Grosses Gewachs - was only beginning to show its depth in the spring and needed almost six months in bottle to really shine forth. Take as long as fate permits you to savor this; I can't imagine it disappointing a quarter century or more from now.
Very fine and pure on the nose. Really sings and soars and swoops in the mouth like a bird – definitely airborne. Wonderful stuff. Stands out.
Creamy, leesy nose but piercingly pure citrus freshness on the palate. Lovely finesse and length.
Tantalizing aromas of papaya, sweet herbs and incense. Discreet but intense black cherry fruit rises from the mid-palate, accompanied by brilliant acidity. Animated and finely spiced, with a deep, long finish. I may be underrating this.
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