Riesling Auslese ‘Niederhaüser Hermannshohle’ Gold Capsule 37.5cl Nahe 2020
Weingut Dönnhoff, Oberhausen, Nahe
Gault Millau German ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 1999, Helmut Dönnhoff is slowly relinquishing the reigns to his equally talented son, Cornelius. This is the most highly regarded cellar in the entire Nahe valley and sits amongst the finest Riesling producers in the world. Helmut considers the 2011 vintage as possibly the finest of the past ten years, with power, intensity and minerality. Whilst the 2012 is a smaller crop, the wines are already being described as their equal.
Roxheimer Höllenpfad: An ancient name that translates to "path to hell". A Grosses Gewächs site, steeply sloping with a southern aspect in a small side valley of the middle section of the Nahe River. Weathered red sandstone soil. It's from the cadaster parcel Mühlberg, which could be a GG, but this is a famously tardy wine-Kahlenberg gives you a chummier greeting
Exhilarating freshness, filigree fruit and almost razor-sharp acidity. A wonderful spritz of zesty orange on the finish reaches the part of the palate other Spätlesen can’t get to.