For more than 250 years, Weingut Dönnhoff has watched over a unique terroir of vertiginous hillsides on the banks of the Nahe river. Helmut Dönnhoff produces, vintage after vintage, great German wines from a patchwork of terroirs which express the complexity, purity and multiple nuances of Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.
Recognised across the borders as being among the greatest white wines in the world, Weingut Dönnhoff wines are seducing with their elegance, their aromatic richness, their freshness as well as their exceptional minerality emitted after several decades of ageing.
Covering an area of 25 hectares, the terroir of Weingut Dönnhoff derives its uniqueness from its multiplicity of soils and sun exposure leading to ideal conditions for the grapes to reach their optimum maturity. Undergoing rigorous care, the 20 to 70-year-old vines produce low but very qualitative yields.
Classified VDP Grosse Lage, the Riesling Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Auslese 2020 from Weingut Dönnhoff comes from a steep and south-facing vineyard. With a maximum age of 70 years, the vines are planted on mineral-rich soils made up of gray-black slate and volcanic elements. This is one of the most exceptional terroirs in the region.
The vinification and ageing
This Nahe wine comes from a late harvest, rigorously hand-picked in order to select only the high quality grapes. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats, as is ageing.
The Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Auslese 2020 from Weingut Dönnhoff is a 100% Riesling.
This wine combines elegance and harmony with a beautiful concentration of intense fruity aromas.