"A superb wine in the making"
2015 Dönnhoff Felsenberg “Türmchen” Riesling GG

Posted by Joe Salamone

2015 may be one of the greatest German vintages of the past half century.

There's a magic to the vintage - the 2015s are extroverted and glossy. At the same time, they are marked by a verve and ultra-clear, cool fruit profile. The combination is shocking: pure, explosive fruit and depth with crackling acidity.

Dönnhoff had a tremendous vintage in 2015 with a nearly unprecedented quality of grapes. In fact, Helmut Dönnhoff himself said “I have only had grapes this beautiful once in my entire career, and this was in my very first vintage of 1971.” His 2015's have polish, balanced proportions and a sense of weightless elegance, along with incredible depth.

Today, we're happy to offer the 2015 Donnhoff Felsenberg "Turmchen" Riesling GG for $56.95 per bottle.

The Felsenburg "Turmchen" is a choice sub-parcel of Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg and is home to that vineyard's oldest vines. Generally speaking, Felsenberg Turmchen is the most elegant and finessed of Dönnhoff's dry wines. In 2015, the Felsenberg is even more polished and precise with an impressive concentration and acidity. The balance and grace ensure gorgeous development in the cellar over the mid- to longterm.

Word is out on 2015 Germany and collectors are already snapping up the wines. We suggest you don't sleep on this.

To order, reply to this email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

Dönnhoff Felsenberg “Türmchen” Riesling GG

Special Email Bottle Price: $56.95

John Gilman, View from the Cellar: "While the final analysis was not completed on any of the GGs, Helmut Dönnhoff felt that they would all be around 12.9 to thirteen percent in the 2015 vintage. The Felsenberg GG is a superb wine in the making, offering up a deep and youthful nose of grapefruit, blood orange, wild yeasts, petrol, stony minerality and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and absolutely rock solid at the core, with brisk, seamless acids and outstanding length and grip on the still quite primary finish. When one reaches the level of the Grosses Gewächs here, the wines are notably more refined than the very good Trocken bottlings from the Höllenpfad and Kahlenberg. The 2015 Felsenberg GG looks likely to be the earliest drinking of the grand crus from the Dönnhoff family this year, but will also age long and gracefully. 2021- 2060." 92+.