Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2017 - The Grape Tray

Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2017

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Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2017


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Winery Notes:

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 1971, and now his son Cornelius works alongside in the winery and in their 25 hectares of Erste Lage, or grand cru vineyards. Their holdings represent some of the best in the Nahe and all of Germany. Oberhäuser Leistenberg, the oldest vineyard held by the family, has slate soils and produces fruity wines with elegant acidity. 

Steep, southeasterly facing slope with grey clay slate soil. The morning sun dries the grapes, keeping them healthy; while the afternoon sun is not so direct, allowing the grapes to ripen for a very long time without becoming overripe. A perfect vineyard for Kabinett wines!

Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats and large oak barrels. 

Traditional, precise Kabinett with delicate slate aromatics. Nuanced finesse and spicy acidity.

Category White Wine
Region Germany, Nahe
Brand Dönnhoff
Alcohol/vol 9%
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James SucklingMaybe this isn't the most concentrated riesling on planet wine, but the balance is so perfect that you don't think about sweetness or acidity. Yet, that's exactly what this wine is all about – an exact balance of the two. From organically grown grapes. Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold.

September 19, 2018