Dornfelder is a crossed grape variety, producing wines of dark colour, and appealing fruit intensity, not dissimilar to Pinot Noir. This example also has an attractive earthy edge, and is velvety smooth on the palate.
Weingut Theodorus is located in the Pfalz region of Germany, with the original wine estate being started up by Thomas Lergenmuellers ancestors in 1778. The business was handed to Thomas to manage in 1996, when he set about converting the entire 13 hectare estate to ecological cultivation. A ‘Master Wine Grower’, he now only uses wild yeasts for his natural fermentations, making wines which have grown in complexity and dimension, as the years go by. The vineyards are scattered around the most renowned wine-growing areas surrounding the village of Hainfeld and the Riesling particularly benefits from heavy clay-rich limestone soil. With hand-picking, and careful elaboration, these are precise, clean, well made wines that will delight those that try them. Thomas Lergenmüller : “The gentle handling of the nature is the basic requirement for achieving highest qualities in wine."