Dornfelder

Name of varietal: Dornfelder

Common synonyms: none

Parentage of the grape: Helfensteiner and Heroldrebe

History of the grape: Dornfelder was created in 1955 by German oenologist August Herold at the Weinsberg wine institute in Wurttemberg, Germany. Its parent grapes also have grandparents: Helfensteiner is a cross between Fruhrburgunder and Trollinger, and Heroldrebe is a cross between Portugieser and Lemberger. The name is in homage to the school’s founder, August Ludwig Dornfeld (1796-1869). It was originally cultivated to add color and body to weak red wines. However, it was found to create full flavored and structured wines on its own, and is now celebrated for its single varietal releases and is one of the most widely planted red grapes in Germany.

Characteristics of the grape: dark-skinned, full-bodied, medium tannins and acidity, dark cherry, blackberry, elderberry, plums, slightly floral.

Regions where the grape is currently important: Germany, particularly Pfalz and Rheinhessen Read more »

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  • Mr.E - 36 attendees, 4 servers, 3 cooking = 42 total people here in my backyard ... ... easily 2. Cambiata Dornfelder  Made in the SLH region it was GREAT - however, it should be noted that it's application was different - We drizzled it over rhubarb coffee cake & French vanilla ice cream with side 3oz wine glass of it of the side so the taste... Read More

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  • Wow.  Pretty decadent, and we're used to reading about Outthere levels ... ... my mind.I've had one Dornfelder in my life, and it definitely was not a dessert wine.  Under what rock did you find that? What findings can you report to us?  Was there anything--food or wine--that was great?  If you don't have notes, you don't have to be detailed, b... Read More

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  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... ... dessert wines were the Dornfelder and the Fonseca.Here's the wine list:2014 Leitz "Dragonstone" Riesling Rheingau (2)2013 Trimbach Riesling Alsace (2)2014 Donhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett Nahe2014 Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc California2014 Kono Sauvignon ... Read More

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  • Jist for THOI is searched through about 600 wines from Germany (Many of them ... ... - only Spatburgunder and Dornfelder.  There were a few Zweigelt from Austria - which is a varietal I find interesting and represents a different wine exoerience.  There were ZERO from Mosel.However, if I may deviate just a tad here, the following is one that I... Read More

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  • Zweigelt, Dornfelder, Regent, Spatburgunder, they do it. WS just did an article about German reds. I have not had many good ones.And from the Model? Are there such? Read More

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  • Same as Duncan's experience, had a Dornfelder that was less than pleasant, here's my tasting note: A tad on the sweet and syrupy side, with bright red cherries and some cotton candy. Medium to light body and medium to short finish. Reminds me a bit of a Nouveau Beaujolais but not as good.Although this may be very appealing to someone else. Read More

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  • Hi. I was recently going through my pictures from Germany along the Rhine in 2000. I drank an awesome red wine there from the Mosel area. This wine tasted almost like fruit juice and was the best I had ever tasted. I don't remember the name and have been unable to find any wine that matched the flavor of that wine. Any suggestions as to where I ... Read More

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  • Weingut Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by BWeed


  • Weingut Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder 2014

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    This wine made me like red wines! Read More

    Wine review by dmoschetti425


  • Starling Castle Sweet Red

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    A light smooth red wine to drink with or without food...slightly on the sweeter side, of course. I love to be able to open and close bottle with ease, so I can enjoy bits of this wine from time to time. But the bottle only lasts me 2-3 days. Yummy. Read More

    Wine review by Wine Lover 42246


  • OMG, I had my first taste of Red Dornfelder Lieblich (2009), and in all my 30 yrs of loveing red wines, this is by far most the best. This bottlle was a gift from a friend who had recently taken a trip to Germany. I would love to purchase more, so I will seek the web to get it hopefully by the case. Shariz, is my main choice of reds, so this Red...

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