Bernkasteler Kues Riesling Alte Reben

Bernkasteler Kues Riesling Alte Reben

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Grown on steep Devon slated vineyards in Bernkastel-Kues along the romantic Mosel river.
  • Produced from grapes harvested from 40-year old vines in the Bernkastel region.
  • RS 13.5 g/l. 250 cases produced.

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Elaboration: All grapes are handpicked and selected. The wines fermented and age in little stainless steel casks.

Tasting Notes: The wine offers a complex nose of grapefruit, vineyard peach and slate. Juicy and elegant it has an animating presence on the palate with a lot of minerality. Impressing the long finish. A well-structured Riesling with so much minerality!

PRESS

2019 – 93 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

The Thanisch family has cultivated wine since the year 1636 and can look back on a history covering almost 400 years. Today the estate is run as a family business in the 11th generation, of which the last four generations were women. The first woman leading the estate was Katharina Thanisch, who was one of the VDP founding members in 1910. Today the estate is managed by Sofia Thanisch. The label is a very Classic Art Nouveau Etiquette from 1901 and depicts the estate, the town of Bernkastel and the Doctor vineyard in the background.