Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (375ML half-bottle) 2020
Oberh user Br cke (grey slate with a layer of loess and loam) is named for the Luitpold Bridge which crosses the Nahe at Oberh usen, towards Niederh usen. Br cke is a monopole site of just over a single hectare that sits directly on the Nahe river, facing south, southeast. This site is not steep, nor is it as imposing or dramatic as Felsenberg or Hermannsh hle but the wines produced from this sheltered site are among the very best in the whole region. Such an exotic nose with a slew of passion fruit, mangosteen and King Alfonso mango. Compact and concentrated, but the more important things are the coolness and gracefulness of this moderately sweet Auslese that turns in a dark, “earthy” direction at the powerful finish. Very limited production. From organically grown grapes with Fair’n Green certification. Drink or hold. The 2020 Oberh user Br cke Riesling Auslese is super clear, precise and coolish on the concentrated but highly refined and flinty/stony nose. Round and refined on the palate, this Auslese has a highly refined raisin tone intertwined with crunchy slate aromas. The wine comes across as a very complex and juicy but always highly finessed Auslese with eternal beauty. Almost zero botrytis, but the most perfect berries of the vintage made it into this adorable Auslese.