Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese

2014 / 750 ml. | Item #: 41562

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Primary Grape: Riesling | All Grapes: 100% Riesling

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Critical Acclaim

VN93 Vinous May 2016

"Redcurrant, lime and mint waft alluringly from the glass. The luscious and delicate palate suggests jellied redcurrant and lime sorbet laced with green herbal extracts as well as mineral salts. The result is coolingly soothing yet at the same time stimulating, not least of the salivary glands. Suggestions of almond paste and candied lime peel tug the long finish in a confectionery direction but without primary juiciness or refreshment being denied." (93 pts.)

SP91 Wine Spectator Jun 30, 2016

"Offers elegant notes of fresh-crushed lemon and mint to the Fuji apple, peach and pear tart flavors. The creamy, well-spiced finish is backed by lively acidity. Drink now through 2022. 180 cases imported." (91 pts.)

Germany

The German wine-making tradition is long and illustrious, dating back to as early as AD 800. And for a country just slightly smaller than Montana, Germany produces and consumes a great deal of wine (it's the seventh-largest producer and sixth-highest consumer).

Germany is situated at the most northerly latitude at which grapes can ripen; the winters are cold and the growing season short, all of which, incidentally, are nearly identical to the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Most of its wine regions are situated in central and southwestern Germany. The most significant are the Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Rheinpfalz, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Nahe, Franken and Baden.

The Riesling grape is king in Germany, even though it represents only 20% of total plantings: Müller-Thurgau (a Riesling-silvaner cross) has the most, followed by the red grapes Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Dornfelder. In good years and in the care of master winemakers, Riesling makes one of the greatest white wines in the world, with a perfect balance of sugar and acid, exquisite fruit and fragrance and with considerable potential for aging.

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SKU 41562
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese
Country Germany
Region Nahe
District N/A
Product Location - Location-Appellation Nahe
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 8.5%
Brand Dönnhoff
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2014
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) 100% Riesling
Primary Grape Riesling
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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