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1975 Werner'sche, Domdechant Hochheimer Domdechaney Spatlese
Item No. 6u053
About This WineWorth quoting Johnson in full: "The Werner Family bought this superbly sited manor, overlooking the junction of the Rhine and Main, from the Duke of York in 1780. The buyer's son, Dr. Franz Werner, was the famous Dean (Domdechant) of Mainz who saved the cathedral from destruction by the French. The seventh generation of the same family (now called Werner Michel) still owns and runs the estate, making some of the most serious, full-flavored Hochheimers from the mingled soils of the old river terraces, sloping fully south. Traditional barrel-ageing makes essentially dry but long-flavoured and long-lived wines." The estate and the Domdechaney vineyard are both in Hochheim in the far eastern section of the Rheingau, in many ways distinct from main part of the Rheingau, in that the vineyards sit on the river Main rather than Rhein. Some German wine dorks may be familiar with the wines of the Franz Kunstler estate, which also makes a Domdechaney.
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