In a nutshell:
A crisp, dry, vibrant Riesling from one of Germany's best producers.
The family run Donnhoff estate of the Nahe Valley is regarded as one of the best in Germany producing excellent, refined Rieslings year after year, decade after decade, generation after generation. This is their Tonschiefer (formally known as Dry Slate) Riesling from the sloping Leistenberg vineyards lying in a small side valley to the Nahe, just near their home of Oberhausen. The 25-30 year old vines grow on decomposed blackish-grey slate soils, perfect for producing elegant wines such as this. Pronounced, vibrant lime, lemon and grapefruit with touches of floral notes that follow through onto the dry palate. Taut, bright and crisp with lots of refreshing acidity on the medium-full body with some riper stone and tropical fruit notes that appear midway through. Excellent.
16+/20 - Jancis Robinson MW, 91/100 - Anne Krebiehl MW
When to drink:
This wine is drinking well now but does have the capacity to age for the rest of this decade.
Suitable for Vegans