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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  • Weingut Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder 2014

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    Wine review by BWeed


  • Weingut Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder Qba 2014

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    Very smooth lightly sweet. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by rylynn2003


  • Weingut Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder 2014

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    Wine review by rylynn2003


  • Weingut Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder 2014

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    Very smooth and slightly sweet...nice red wine. Read More

    Wine review by rylynn2003


  • 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


  • Dear CommunityToday I want to introduce you(sorry for my bad english) to a very ... ... Trollinger, Pinot Noir, DornfelderSparkling wine: RieslingI can only speak from my experience and would like to share with you this well-hidden winery. Which manufactures such good wines. Since my first wine tasting there I'm a supporter of Götz von Berlich... Read More

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  • Dear CommunityToday I want to introduce you(sorry for my bad english) to a very ... ... Trollinger, Pinot Noir, DornfelderSparkling wine: RieslingI can only speak from my experience and would like to share with you this well-hidden winery. Which manufactures such good wines. Since my first wine tasting there I'm a supporter of Götz von Berlich... Read More

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  • Basically, they just bottle before fermentation is finished and let it continue ... I haven't had Carmenere, Dornfelder, the Port grapes or Teraldego. And I'm wondering why on earth someone would plant Dornfelder, which doesn't even make very good wine in Germany! I just never understood why Germany, capable of so much, feels it has to make red... Read More

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  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ...eDornfelderTouriga Francesca  Read More

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  • 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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