Domdechant Werner’sches Rheingau
This Rheingau estate of 18 ha dates back to 1780 when it was acquired by the dean (Domdechant) of the cathedral at Mainz. The current Dr Franz Werner Michel provides a solid range of wines particularly from the Domdechaney and Kirchenstück sites. There is plenty of intensity together with spice, citrus and riper fruit flavours and good balance, though in most there is not yet the style, richness or persistence for really fine quality. In 2001 a superior Riesling Spätlese Trocken Lange Goldkapsel was made from Domdechaney. Eiswein is made from both Kirchenstück and Domdechaney when conditions permit. Beginning in 2009, some very nice Spätburgunder is now being made.
To find out more about Domdechant Werner’sches and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Germany..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)