2017 Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese Gold Capsule Dönnhoff

Colour
White
Producer
Helmut Dönnhoff
Region
Nahe, Germany & Austria
Grape
Riesling
Drinking
2025-2045
Case Size
6x37.5cl
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2017 Oberhäuser Brücke Auslese Gold Capsule Dönnhoff
Colour
White
Producer
Helmut Dönnhoff
Region
Nahe, Germany & Austria
Grape
Riesling
Drinking
2025-2045
Case Size
6x37.5cl
Available Now

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Case price

£156.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, June 2018

The proximity to the river of this precious monopole affords it a protective microclimate, enabling the most fabulous late harvest styles to be made. This has such a delicate lemon colour and an aroma that promises zing and freshness despite its sweetness. The botrytis here is so elegant and pure, there is no overt aroma, flavour, or oily weight usually associated with noble rot. It is impeccably fresh, and the botrytis simply contributes to the concentration of sugar, acid, and flavour complexity. The gentle handling in the basket press has preserved the unique fingerprint of this fantastic site. This will live for decades.

Producer

Helmut Dönnhoff

Quiet and immensely modest, Helmut Dönnhoff is one the best producers in all of Germany and whose estate is arguably the most famous outside of the Mosel valley. His family domaine dates from 1750 and is comprised of 20-hectares in the Nahe, a region located southeast of the Mosel. Its climate unexpectedly evokes the Mediterranean, and its soils are comparable to the Mosel with the addition of clay, though not as steep. The combination of these 2 elements seems to give the best of both worlds - the focus and minerality of the Mosel as well as the fleshy fruit of Germany's warmer regions. These characters, combined with Helmut's natural (and perfectionist) winemaking philosophy and Burgundian-like persona, enable his wines to have extraordinary power, concentration and complexity. Indeed, they are penetrating and tasting them is like listening to excerpts of the world's greatest arias. Now joined by his son Cornelius, the estate continues to flourish. One cannot help but be reminded why German wines used to command the prices of first growth Bordeaux. Spellbinding and thought-provoking, they are worth discovering.

Region

Nahe, Germany & Austria

Nahe is located to the south east of the Mosel. Its climate unexpectedly evokes the Mediterranean, and its slate soils are comparable to the Mosel with the addition of clay, though not as steep. The combination of these two elements seems to give the best of both worlds - the focus and minerality of the Mosel as well as the fleshy fruit of Germany's warmer regions.

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