Riesling Kabinett ‘Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl' Weingut Dönnhoff 2016
Weingut Dönnhoff, 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.
Riesling Kabinett ‘Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl' (the Frog Pond) Dönnhoff 2014 comes from a south-facing site with soil of gravel and loess loam from vines with an average age of 30 years old. This is a stunning, off-dry Riesling with an enticingly spicy, fruit nose in delicious harmony with its elegant, fruit-filled palate and lingering finish.
Grape: 100% Riesling