Thanish Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett

Thanisch Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • The wines of the Bernkasteler Badstube are grown on very steep south pointing Devon slate vineyards in the picturesque Mosel Valley of Germany.
  • Grown on old (20-40 years) mostly non-grafted rootstocks.
  • This is the flagship and the main wine people look for when seeking Thanisch.
  • RS 22 g/L. 250 cases produced.

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Elaboration: The grapes are handpicked and selected. The wine is spontaneously fermented and aged in small steel casks (max 2000 liters).

Tasting Notes: The Badstube “feinherb” is an off dry wine with a complex aroma of ripe apples white and yellow peaches and fresh pineapple. Clear and precise the wine shows a perfect juicy presence on the palate and a lovely balance of fruit and ripe acidity so you barely feel the 11,5 % alcohol. Impressing the superbly long finish characterized by minerality.

PRESS

2019 – 91 James Suckling | 93 Wine Advocate

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.

Print Review Shelf Talker (2019 – 93 Wine Advocate)