Compared to other European wine brands Dr. Hermann is relatively young, with the estate being established in 1967. Although similar to the stories of many European winemakers, the history of winemaking in the Hermann family goes back hundreds of years.
The Dr. Hermann estate is run by Rudi Hermann and his son Christian. The vineyards are in Mosel, along the banks of the Saar river. They produce a number of different rieslings and consider the H to be their “basic riesling.”
The nose is really nice, with honeysuckle, pear and citrus aromas. There’s a faint touch of kerosene aroma underneath all that. The palate brings a sweet apple and pear flavor with sufficient acidity. It evolves into a peach & apple flavor on the mid palate and into the finish. It has a slight effervesence to the mouth feel. If you’re into sweet riesling, this is definitely one to check out.
Wine: Dr. Hermann, H Riesling
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.