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 Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling trocken –GG– is super clear, pure, fresh and flinty on the nose. Intense and powerful on the palate, this is a linear, salty-piquant and lingering Riesling with grip and tension but also purity and finesse. Still young but very elegant.