2017 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese

Year: 2017
Appellation: Nahe
Country: Germany
James Suckling: 99
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
Price :
$44.95

NEW RELEASE FROM THE GREAT 2017 VINTAGE!...ONE SHIPMENT ONLY!!

"Most people who drink wine know what a ripe peach tastes like. However, this wine gives you a completely new appreciation of the meaning of the word “peach”. Beyond that, it possesses subtlety that is extremely rare anywhere in the world of food and wine. From organically grown grapes. Fair'n Green certification. Absolutely delicious now, but could be held for decades." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese – Traditional, stately Spätlese with an incredible wealth of fruit aromas and, despite its impressive concentration, an ephemeral grace and elegance.

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.