2021 Weingut Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett Nahe, Germany
Vineyard: Oberhauser Leistenberg
Soil: Grey, carbon-laced decomposed argillaceous slate
Slope: 30 – 60 %
Wine-making: Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats and large oak barrels.
Age of Vines: Approx. 25 – 40 years
Classified: VDP. GROSSE LAGE
The Leistenberg vineyard lies in a small side valley of the Nahe just outside Oberhausen. The name is a double play on words. “Leisten ” means “achieve ” in German, and the Leistenberg perpetually lives up to its name. “Lei ” is also a regional word for slate, and these warm, decomposed clay slate soils and steep terraced hillsides provide ideal conditions for Riesling to thrive. Th e southeast-facing slope basks in the morning sun, which dries out any excess moisture and promotes healthy fruit. Th e afternoon sun is less powerful, nurturing a long ripening period and moderate alcohol levels. An ideal vineyard for Kabinett wines of high minerality and sophisticated elegance.
- Country Germany
- Style White Wine
- Producer Donnhoff
- Farming Practices Organic
- Food Pairings Stinky Cheese, Roast White Meats, White Sauce, Spicy, Fried Food
- Characteristics Icon, Dressed to Impress, Aromatic, Zippy, Off Dry, Bright and Fresh