The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2013 NORHEIMER DELLCHEN AUSLESE, Gold Cap, Dönnhoff. Nahe (Half)
Alcohol Percentage: 8%
Size of bottle: Half Bottle
Area: The Nahe river may be less famous than the Rhine or Mosel, but its best wines are classically perfect Rieslings - an unmissable evocation of slatey minerality. Dellchen is a steep terraced vineyard in a rocky hollow with porphyry and slate soil.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling.
Producer: Helmut Dönnhoff is one of the greatest winemakers in Germany (and therefore the world). He makes dry, off-dry and fully sweet wines which all combine real concentration with beguiling delicacy. In 2005 he was 'Wine Personality of the Year' in Robert Parker's 'The Wine Advocate'.
Old Bridge Rating: Clearly sweet, but also tingly, brilliantly fresh. Not easy to know the best occasion to drink it, but this is outstanding wine by any standards.
£29.50 per bottle
£28.03 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£26.55 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discount on mixed cases of 6.
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.