Weingut Dönnhoff

Weingut Dönnhoff
Inhaber: Cornelius Dönnhoff
Bahnhofstr. 11
55585 Oberhausen an der Nahe

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Tasting Notes


2017 - Felsenberg Riesling GG
In the nose fresh, clear, barren, stony, spicy and herbal notes. On the palate firm acidity, a bit of fruit with great minerality, deep spiciness that lasts long with fine herbal notes.


2017 - Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese
Great freshness and liveliness, fine local fruits, fine minerals, elegance and energy. On the palate great soft fruit, lively fresh acidity, great spice, lots of exotic fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, crystal clear acidity, like a cool mountain stream in the finish, salty, you never want to stop drinking. ;o)

2016 - Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese
What a joyful and concentrated nose, fresh herbs from the meadow mixed with powerful exotic fruit notes, deep minerality. The minerality in itself is a pleasure – something between slate, loam and firestone – amazing! On the palate full of power and fresh-cool at the same time, spicy minerality is the body for a perfect acidity-fruit-mix, it finishes very clear, mineralic and long. Definitely one of the best Spätlese Rieslings we had from 2016! 

1986 - Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Kabinett trocken
For our #fridaytradition we received a nice bottle from winery Dönnhoff from @asktoni at his sipgate event. Thanks for keeping it so long for us. It is a Oberhäuser Brücke Kabinett dry Riesling from the year 1986. The nose is a nicely aged nose that only Riesling has: Honey, herbs, caramel, raisins and green apples. On the palate it comes quite herbal and stony with a crisp acidity. It is an intense complexity of quince, slate minerality, slight fruit notes citrus, grapefruit peel and unripe berries with a super spicy finish. Wicked. This Riesling is 32 years old – and it can do ten more at least! 


2017 - Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese
Hardly botrytis, as harvested berries of the sunny side, especially ripe grapes. In the nose fruity sweetness, rich in finesse with clear minerality. On the palate an Auslese that’s fruity fresh, soft and round, but still enjoyable to drink. Just fantastic.

2016 - Hermannshöhle Riesling GG
World famous vineyard, in 2016 better than ever. Very deep, so elegant, absolutely high-end. In the nose perfectly strong spicy and smoky minerality, crystal clear peach and grapefruit fruit notes, fresh and fine. On the palate perfectly balanced acidity, salty minerality, elegant and racy, everlasting mineral finish. Wicked! Must have Riesling of 2016!

2016 - Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese
In the nose exalted and sublime, with nice fruit and fine minerality, on the palate quite powerful and juicy, fruit notes of melon and pear, later raspberry and apricots, powerful minerality and acidity. A fantastic example of what great Riesling tastes like.

2015 - Hermannshöhle Riesling GG
Rounded, fruity, spicy nose with ripe fruits of local and exotic notes. On the palate tangy and salty with fullness, fruit and warmth, giant spiciness with eternal finish.

1998 - Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese
Golden yellow color, nice oxidation in the nose with mild caramel and plum flavors, on the palate a fresh acidity, with apricots, pear and black currant, beautiful minerality, great balance, long finish. 

1997 - Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese
A crazy combination of caramel, licorice, smoke, pepper, dry plum, allspice and raisins with strong oxidation and color like a cognac. Unbelievable!


2017 - Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett
Freshness and fruitiness in the glass, soft and accessible, fresh, lively slate spice. Fruity drinking pleasure, racy and fresh, local fruit notes, such as apples, vineyard peach, mirabelle plum. It lasts with a soft, round finish with great fruit and nice spice.


2017 - Krötenpfuhl Riesling GG
In the nose deep, fine fruit, rich in extract, opulent, ripe fruit. On the palate beautiful minerality, fresh, sparkling acidity, great spiciness, citrus notes, kind of melting, soft. Stays long with grapefruit peel, lots of spice and herbs.


2015 - Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese
Nose clear and fresh, pure and spicy, with cherry and green apple notes. Flint stone minerality on the palate with lots of apple and grapefruit. Finishes spicy, with grapefruit and salt.


2014 - Kahlenberg Riesling trocken
In the nose you have a beautiful mix of citrus and lemon fruit with great flintstone-like minerality. Great spiciness, slight honey from the first aging. On the palate super elegant and juicy, perfectly balanced mix of spicy minerality, fresh fruit of lime and grapefruit, creamy and perfect acidity.


2017 - Höllenpfade Riesling GG
In the nose a bit more fruity, ripe apples and pears and beautiful herbal spice. On the palate fine acidity, finesse, super fresh, beautiful fruit. It comes with a long fresh finish, nice spice with salty finish.

Estate wines

2017 - Tonschiefer Riesling
In the nose fresh beautiful minerality, fine fresh herbal notes, light yeasty notes and yellow fruits. On the palate beautiful spice and crisp acidity, just mouthwatering pleasure. It ends fresh and lively, spicy and long.

2017 - Riesling feinherb
Smooth with residual sweetness, fresh, fewer than 10 euros, fruity character, very drinkable


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