Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef, Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Spätlese
Brand : Dr. H. Thanisch
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The legendary Berncasteler Doctor vineyard is located behind the village of Bernkastel and is one of the most famous vineyards in Germany. This 100% steep site with a South-South West orientation consists of medium deep, stony loamy weathered argillaceous schist. Planted with up to 100 year old vines, full-bodied, spicy wines are grown here. The South-South-West orientation of the vineyard guarantees optimal sunshine throughout most of the day.
The grapes have been handpicked and carefully selected in the various areas of the vineyard. They were only lightly pressed and then left for 24 hours to macerate before being gently pressed. The wine has been fermented without any addition of cultured yeast or enzymes for a period of four till five month. After the fermentation was completed, it was left to mature for several more months on the lees in order to gain more stability and complexity.
On the nose a hint of smokiness as well as white blossoms and a hint of spice. Aromas of flat white peaches, golden kiwi, pink grapefruit and very ripe citrus. Multifaceted, lively and animating. Excellent concentration, fine minerality, elegant sweetness and ripe citrus with a wonderful length.
Great with seafood and fish, try it with Gravadlax. As well an excellent partner in combination with Asian Cuisine.
Residual Sugar: 84,1 g/l
Accolades: Wine Advocate 94 Points; Decanter 95 Points, Platinium medal; Fallstaff 92 Point