A great introduction into the Dönnhoff range, this exudes crisp green apples, peach and pineapple on the nose. A lovely mineral driven mouthfeel showing ripe pear, apple, citrus fruits and a hint of honey on the finish. Very drinkable and a great with fish dishes.
Sourced in Oberhausen and Niederhausen (so from weathered slate and volcanic stones), the Dönnhoff estate 2020 Riesling is pure and refreshingly mineral on the nose that shows clear, bright and spicy fruit with crunchy slate aromas. Virtually a classic Kabinett, this is a round, only gently sweet Riesling with clear lemon fruit, a silky texture and very elegant, ripe and piquant acidity. This is a gorgeously fruity and stimulating Riesling to start with after a long night if you don’t have fresh fruit on the table. “We have to be careful that it doesn’t get too good for the price range,” says Helmut Dönnhoff, and he is right, because this is a Nahe classic or, as Dönnhoff puts it, “This is the light, pure optimism, a children’s choir. That is joie de vivre.” – 92 Pts, Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com