2017 Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese GKA 375 ml

Year: 2017
Appellation: Nahe
Country: Germany
James Suckling: 98
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
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"Hold on to your hat! This is so concentrated and so filigree. Somewhere in this tightly coiled maelstrom of flavors is a bunch of sweetness. Yet, every time you think you've got it, it slips away. Breathtakingly long and fresh finish. From organically grown grapes. Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold. Very limited production." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel: Crystal-clear dessert Riesling of voluptuous aromatic complexity and a sophisticated, mineral acidity.

Monopole site for Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff:

The historic Luitpoldbrücke (Luitpold Bridge), built during the period of Royal Bavarian administration, crosses the Nahe River directly adjacent to the village of Oberhausen. Opposite that bridge lies a small vineyard parcel that benefits greatly from the nearby river’s moderating influence. A distinctive microclimate is created, protecting the vines and promoting early flowering each year, which translates into a long growing season for the late ripening Riesling grape. The special soil composition, consisting of gray slate bedrock covered by a layer of loess loam, ensures an adequate water supply for the vines even during drought years. These conditions and ancient geology give rise to distinctive and elegant Riesling wines of great structure and concentration. The sheltered valley location is also a perfect stage for grapes to freeze on the vine in cold weather, the necessary precondition for luscious ice wines. These unusual conditions are the reason why this vineyard parcel, though measuring just 1.1 ha, is registered as one of the smallest protected sites on the Nahe.