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Top 10 Riesling Producers

GDP puts together his list of the best producers of this fine wine

 


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Weingut Donnhoff

I had to begin this list with German Rieslings, undoubtedly the greatest concentration of stunning Rieslings produced anywhere on earth. In order to maintain some intellectual honesty, I had to go with Helmut Donnhoff as my first producer since his wines are the most common Rieslings in my cellar.

It’s tough to describe the styles of many of these producers since they produce a broad spectrum of wines from fiercely bone dry to incredibly and opulently sweet. Donnhoff’s wines tend to be in a richer style, epitomizing the peachy fruitiness of wines from the Nahe. This is a warmer region for Riesling, so that richness of fruit may come at the expense of ageability. These should be considered mid-term agers.

Three wines that I tend to buy with some regularity:

Weingut Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett Nahe Germany $30

Weingut Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese $60

Weingut Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Spatlese  $50

 

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Top 10 Riesling Producers

1.
Dönnhoff H. Riesling Auslese Gold Cap Nahe Oberhäuser Brücke (2005)
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Hermann Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese (2004)
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3.
Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff-Oberhausen (2008)
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4.
Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Riesling Spätlese Ürziger Würzgarten (2010)
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Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Riesling Spatlese Erdener Treppchen (2003)
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6.
Riesling Gka Graacher Himmelreich Jj Prum (2010)
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Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Auslese Graacher Himmelreich (2003)
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Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken (2011)
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9.
Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Spätlese Kiedricher Gräfenberg (2005)
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10.
Grosset Riesling Clare Valley Polish Hill (2009)
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11.
Springvale Watervale Riesling 20 Grosset £ Premier
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12.
Trimbach Riesling Alsace Aoc Cuvée M (2009)
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13.
Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Aoc E Sommerberg (2007)
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14.
Albert Boxler Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Aoc Brand (2006)
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15.
F.X. Pichler Riesling Federspiel Urgestein Terrassen (2008)
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16.
Fx Pichler Durnsteiner Hollerin Riesling Smaragd (2007)
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Pichler F X Riesling Durnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd (2005)
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18.
Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Hollerin (2006)
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19.
Weingut Leo Alzinger Loibner Steinertal Riesling Smaragd Wachau (2007)
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20.
Ried Höhereck Riesling Smaragd Weingut Leo Alzinger Austria (2007)
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21.
Dry Reserve Riesling (2007)
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Comments

  • Yes well done in identifying Donnhoff Riesling. We think it close to perfection, as not excessively limey or acid, which can be weaknesses with R. Our dry riesling from them matches well with Fish and Chips (as does most dry riesling to be fair) but also cold turkey, roast pork, and has just been ordered for the Autumn.
    Trimbach and Grosset polish Hill are others enjoyed in the past. we liked Watervale area Rieslings in past times from Australia, and if you ever get chances to taste Alsace Grand crus take them, especially if given a vineyard name or "Clos" on the label, e.g Clos St Hune. These will have that fabulous whiff of petrol and great mineral complexity and length

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:03 AM


  • Snooth User: saumagen
    474877 4

    Don`t miss a bottle by Leitz from the Rheingau...also, there are many great producers from the mossel like the ever full filling Fritz Haag, but I was recently surprised by those by Reinhold Haart specially those coming from the Goldtröpfchen vineyard in Piesport which might even give you dark fruits in the nose.
    Finally, from the Pfalz, where there also are a bunch of pretty good producers, I'd like to recall Koehler Ruprecht for his full bodied and evolved wines

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM


  • Snooth User: Helen Poole
    1337036 29

    Great one

    Aug 30, 2013 at 5:34 AM


  • Snooth User: anvilpep
    1370081 34

    nice

    Sep 24, 2013 at 12:50 AM




  • nice

    Sep 27, 2013 at 1:53 AM


  • amaizing

    Oct 07, 2013 at 12:01 AM


  • well

    Jan 21, 2014 at 1:01 AM


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