Riesling Spätlese 'Norheimer Kirschheck' Weingut Dönnhoff 2016
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.
The exuberantly fragrant Riesling Spätlese 'Norheimer Kirschheck' Dönnhoff 2016 entices the senses with peaches, grapefruits, seville oranges, elderflowers and a delicious underlying note of honey and a stony minerality. Strikingly pretty with a crisp, refreshing acidity and a lingering fruity finish, this is a fantastic wine!