If you are fortunate enough to visit Dönnhoff estate and taste wines with Helmut and Cornelius Dönnhoff, to watch Helmut is a good way to identify the quality of the wine other than the brilliance on the palate. If he is pleased with the wine there is a twinkle in his eye and a modest almost indiscernible smile crosses his lips. There is no doubt that as Cornelius steps into his father's shoes the estate will maintain its position as one of the finest and most followed in Germany.
The 2018 Norheimer Dellchen Riesling trocken –GG– is brilliant, pure and fresh on the nose, with super ripe and dried white-fruit aromas on the nose. Round, lush and elegant on the palate, this is a rich yet elegant, pure and crystalline Riesling that tastes somewhat sweetish on the finish.