Producer Spotlight: Dönnhoff

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A revealing journey into Dönnhoff, the legendary producer of the Nahe region in Germany with varied expressions of dry Rieslings.

  • Dönnhoff Trocken | Riesling
  • Dönnhoff Roxheimer Höllenpfad | Riesling
  • Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs | Riesling

Dönnhoff Trocken

What — Riesling
Where — Nahe, Germany
When — 2018

Fresh fruited flavours with a distinctive slatey minerality

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While sold in essence as a basic Gutswein, the Dönnhoff Trocken is hardly that. It is a unique blend primarily from three villages of estate-grown fruit which are grown on three individual soil types. The blending between porphyry, volcanic and slate soils add to a complexity in the grapes rarely seen in “entry level” wines. The wine’s purity and quality is further enhanced with all its fruits having been hand harvested from the vines ranging from 15 to 30 years. Trocken is a standout amongst its peers from the region and truly great representation of the hallmarks of Dönnhoff.

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Dönnhoff Roxheimer Höllenpfad

What — Riesling
Where — Nahe, Germany
When — 2018

Spicy fruit notes with a crisp acidity

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Roxheimer Höllenpfad is a famously steep slope within the Nahe. It draws its name from “path to Hell”, making reference to its incredible incline and veins of red sandstone running down the vineyard. One of the more recently acquired parcels, the Dönnhoff family saw its untapped potential and promptly added it to the impressive suite of sites they work with. Red sandstone is seen to translate into a spicy fruit characters in the wines, with a steely line of acid as the backbone. Dönhoff’s Roxheimer Höllenpfad is a remarkable cuvée set to rival the others from the domaine.

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Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs

What — Riesling
Where — Nahe, Germany
When — 2018

Intertwining minerality and vibrant fresh citrus with incredible texture

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For over 100 years, the Hermannshöhle has been revered as the Nahe‘s top-ranked site and the benchmark by which all other vineyards in the region are judged. A perfect, steep southern slope with soils of blackish grey slate and volcanic elements extremely rich in minerals, its name is derived from a small hole (höhle) in the middle of the slope, with reference to the Roman god of messengers and travellers, Hermes.

The prestige and quality of the wines produced from here certainly indicate that the Romans may have been onto something. The true crown jewel within the Dönnhoff estate, Grosses Gewächs is a term reserved only for the great dry wines, predominantly Riesling, from single sites.

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Since 1750, the Dönnhoff family has been producing wine in the Nahe region in Germany. Their holdings are some of the most envied in the entire region, with 25 hectares of vines in Erste Lage, or grand cru vineyards. The vines are unirrigated, sending the roots deep into the earth which helps to add complexity to the resulting fruit and wines. Dönnhoff has long been seen not just as arguably the greatest Nahe producer, but amongst the top producers of Rieslings globally – a notion reinforced when they earned the German Winemaker of the Year award from Gault & Millau in 1999.

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Dönnhoff Trocken

What — Riesling
Where — Nahe, Germany
When — 2018

Fresh fruited flavours with a distinctive slatey minerality

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While sold in essence as a basic Gutswein, the Dönnhoff Trocken is hardly that. It is a unique blend primarily from three villages of estate-grown fruit which are grown on three individual soil types. The blending between porphyry, volcanic and slate soils add to a complexity in the grapes rarely seen in “entry level” wines. The wine’s purity and quality is further enhanced with all its fruits having been hand harvested from the vines ranging from 15 to 30 years. Trocken is a standout amongst its peers from the region and truly great representation of the hallmarks of Dönnhoff.

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Dönnhoff Roxheimer Höllenpfad

What — Riesling
Where — Nahe, Germany
When — 2018

Spicy fruit notes with a crisp acidity

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Roxheimer Höllenpfad is a famously steep slope within the Nahe. It draws its name from “path to Hell”, making reference to its incredible incline and veins of red sandstone running down the vineyard. One of the more recently acquired parcels, the Dönnhoff family saw its untapped potential and promptly added it to the impressive suite of sites they work with. Red sandstone is seen to translate into a spicy fruit characters in the wines, with a steely line of acid as the backbone. Dönhoff’s Roxheimer Höllenpfad is a remarkable cuvée set to rival the others from the domaine.

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Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs

What — Riesling
Where — Nahe, Germany
When — 2018

Intertwining minerality and vibrant fresh citrus with incredible texture

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For over 100 years, the Hermannshöhle has been revered as the Nahe‘s top-ranked site and the benchmark by which all other vineyards in the region are judged. A perfect, steep southern slope with soils of blackish grey slate and volcanic elements extremely rich in minerals, its name is derived from a small hole (höhle) in the middle of the slope, with reference to the Roman god of messengers and travellers, Hermes.

The prestige and quality of the wines produced from here certainly indicate that the Romans may have been onto something. The true crown jewel within the Dönnhoff estate, Grosses Gewächs is a term reserved only for the great dry wines, predominantly Riesling, from single sites.

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