2018 Donnhoff Weissburgunder TrockenPinot Bianco / Pinot Blanc from Germany
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The Dönnhoff family first came to the Nahe region over 200 years ago, and after establishing a modest farm slowly evolved into a full-fledged wine estate. Helmut Dönnhoff has b...
- 90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Cherry blossom, apple rind, citrus and chamomile are in play here. Light to medium body, taut acidity and a zesty finish. Drink now."
The Dönnhoff family first came to the Nahe region over 200 years ago, and after establishing a modest farm slowly evolved into a full-fledged wine estate. Helmut Dönnhoff has been making the wine since 1966, and now his son Cornelius is the 4th generation to run this historic winery and their 25 hectares of Erste Lage, or grand cru vineyards. Their holdings represent some of the best in the Nahe and all of Germany. This is from two main vineyards Oberhauser Felsenberg (volcanic) and Kieselberg (slate) as well as declassified fruit from the Grand Cru sites and Klamm, a new acquisition, a hectare in the (Niederhäuser) Klamm which we know from Jakob – it’s a mélange of slate and weathered porphyry, and has both steep and flat sections. The Estate wine combines the two major soils that dominate the holdings for the estate, giving the drinker a look into what Dönnhoff is all about.
This wine is a quintessential dry Weissburgunder from the Nahe valley. Fully fermented, with stunning character and an elegant minerality – a beautiful complement to any meal.
90 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Bianco / Pinot Blanc|
|Taste||apple, lemon, citrus, apricot and acidic|
|Nose||apple, lemon, honeysuckle, spice and floral|