Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (375ML half-bottle) 2020  Front Label
Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (375ML half-bottle) 2020  Front Label

Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (375ML half-bottle) 2020

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375ML / 8% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Oberhäuser Brücke (grey slate with a layer of loess and loam) is named for the Luitpold Bridge which crosses the Nahe at Oberhäusen, towards Niederhäusen. Brücke is a monopole site of just over a single hectare that sits directly on the Nahe river, facing south, southeast. This site is not steep, nor is it as imposing or dramatic as Felsenberg or Hermannshöhle but the wines produced from this sheltered site are among the very best in the whole region.

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JS 98
James Suckling
Such an exotic nose with a slew of passion fruit, mangosteen and King Alfonso mango. Compact and concentrated, but the more important things are the coolness and gracefulness of this moderately sweet Auslese that turns in a dark, “earthy” direction at the powerful finish. Very limited production. From organically grown grapes with Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold.
RP 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese is super clear, precise and coolish on the concentrated but highly refined and flinty/stony nose. Round and refined on the palate, this Auslese has a highly refined raisin tone intertwined with crunchy slate aromas. The wine comes across as a very complex and juicy but always highly finessed Auslese with eternal beauty. Almost zero botrytis, but the most perfect berries of the vintage made it into this adorable Auslese.
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The grandchild of the estate‘s founder, Helmut Dönnhoff, paved the way for international success by establishing an enduring quality and style in his wines. His vintages would in fact become a byword for renowned German Rieslings the world over. Following his training at his parents‘ estate and university studies in winegrowing, he assumed responsibility for both vineyard and cellar starting in 1971. “Extraordinary wines are based on extraordinary vineyards. I‘m fortunate to have had the opportunity to acquire several world-class sites and in some cases to resume cultivation. It remains very much a privilege for me to produce wine from vineyards of such exceptional quality. It‘s more than I ever could have dreamed when I first started working.” This deep understanding of grand wines and grand vineyards was passed on from father to son to grandson.

The fourth generation now holds the reins: Cornelius Dönnhoff. He began his training in 1999 and, after a series of positions abroad, in 2007 returned to assume responsibility for the estate – initially for the vineyard and cellar, and now for all aspects of the operation. History continues, but the estate remains what it has always been: a family affair in every sense.

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Steep and terraced slopes of a sandstone, porphyry, and slate produce some of Germany’s best Rieslings, which are full of pronounced aromas, spice and mineral.

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Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, this versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Somm Secret—Given how difficult it is to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling from the label, here are some clues to find the dry ones. First, look for the world “trocken.” (“Halbtrocken” or “feinherb” mean off-dry.) Also a higher abv usually indicates a drier Riesling.

SKRDEDHF5920H_2020 Item# 842711

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