Lovely fresh-pineapple and yellow-grapefruit notes with hints of smoke and flint. The palate is concentrated, cool and dry with a very long, mineral finish. From organically grown grapes. Fair’n Green certification. Drink or hold. 95 points, Stuart Piggott, jamessuckling.com (09/2018).
The fruit comes from the best steep parcels around Dönnhoff’s Felsentürmchen in the midst of the magnificent Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg site. It’s outstanding Riesling terroir with a soil of red volcanic igneous rock. Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats and classic oak barrels. A great dry Riesling, very complex, displaying great, smoky crystallised minerality with a flinty character.