List of products by brand Donnhoff

The living legend of the German enology and world, Helmut Dönnhoff (brilliantly flanked by his son Cornelius, fresh winner in 2014 of the prestigious prize awarded by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung to best Oenologist German) has been and continues to be in the first place one of the most visionary and inspired by the artisans of the ascent of the Nahe to the rank of wine region of stature equal to that of the most renowned and historical Rheingau and Mosel.

A date on all helps perhaps to fully understand what the biography of Helmut and the wine history recent Nahe are intertwined so to say the least almost surprising destinale. It was in fact the 1971 when the then ventiduenne Helmut, granddaughter of the founder Hermann, took over the reins of the small family company, deciding supervisionarne the vinifications; coincidence wants that precisely this year were promulgated the law that still today defines the quality system of German wines and that also put the Nahe between the 13 "regional designations of quality" (Anbaugebiet teutoniche). Given this premise, certain that the wines of his land could express a distinct identity to which the labelling of generic "renani wines" until then adopted by nearly all of local producers not made justice, Helmut began between the 4 ha of steep rows owned a patient, silent, inapparente revolution. Member of the association of VDP Weingut Dönnhoff counts today on about 25 ha of vineyards where besides the Riesling find place Pinot white and gray. The different microclimates, often very accentuated, equal to the slopes of the most prestigious Erste Lage (cru implanted Riesling of recognized higher vocation); the extraordinary variety of the mineral composition of the soil in which the screws, never irrigated despite climate often siccitoso, are forced to be rooted deeply; high densities of plant and pruning that force the bunch to mature in low, close to stony soils, thus being able to benefit from the heat released during the night; surgical vintages, consisting in ever less than 3 steps carried out at a distance of time also relevant from one another; prolonged fermentations, lentissime, mostly spontaneous, wherein the inoculation of selected yeast is limited, also thanks to the choice of transform musts not perfectly clarified and therefore more rich: Here are some Practices that help define the identity every year iridescent wines of Dönnhoff, products in a range that extends from Trocken to rare Eiswein. Wines pure and peddle, sidereal mineral precision, the apexes of elegance: so sharp, airplanes, rarefied the driest as opulent and contrasted the sweeter.

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