2017 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese GKA 375 ml

Year: 2017
Appellation: Nahe
Country: Germany
James Suckling: 100
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
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"Some truths are hard to believe and this is one of them; it won’t let you go, so there's no way of denying the excellence of this filigree masterpiece. Almost endless finish that simply could not contain any more mineral freshness. From organically grown grapes. Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold. Very limited production." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel – Grand dessert wine – tropical fruits balanced to perfection against a glorious mineral acidity.

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. It takes its name from a small mine, or “Höhle”, in the middle of the hillside. “Hermann” is derived from Hermes, the Roman god of messengers and travelers, and the name likely hints at an ancient place of worship once located here. This site faces due south and lies 130 –175 m above sea level. Its soils are primarily blackish gray slate mixed with extrusive igneous rock, porphyry and limestone. For generations, this marvelous site has shaped our expectations for what fine wines from the Nahe can achieve.