Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese ‘Goldkapsel’, Donnhoff
This Dönnhoff monopole is named after the historic Luitpoldbrücke (Luitpold Bridge), built under former Bavarian administration, crosses the River Nahe right next to the village of Oberhausen. Opposite this bridge, there is a small vineyard parcel with a special microclimate. Here, the temperature is regulated by the nearby river. the absolute protection afforded the vines always gives rise to early flowering, which allows a long growing season for the late-ripening Riesling grape. The special soil formation, consisting of grey slate bedrock covered by a layer of loess loam, ensures the vines are adequately supplied with water even during years of drought. Riesling wines of great personality with structure and essence are grown here, which characterized by the ancient bedrock, display a radiant elegance. Owing to the sheltered valley location, magnificent Eisweine (very sweet superior quality wines made from frozen grapes) can be harvested most years. These special conditions are the reason why this vineyard parcel, though comprising only 1.1 ha, is protected and registered as one of the smallest terroirs on the Nahe.