Dr. H. Thanisch Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2018
Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch, Erben Thanisch is the winery of the widow (witwe, abbreviated to “Wwe”) of Dr Hugo Thanisch, as passed down the Thanisch side of the family. Sofia Thanisch and her daughter Christina represent the family’s 11th and 12th generations and are the fourth and fifth women respectively to manage the estate, Sofia having taken over from her Aunt Mechtilde in 1996. Their Berncatsteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett is sourced from the celebrated Doctor vineyard that sits high above the old town of Bernkastel-Kues. The vineyard produces wines which are richer than its Kabinett siblings yet with a more pronounced bite of acidic tension and a salty tang on the finish, which works brilliantly with the slaty minerality. The precise finish is rounded out by a lovely fleshy fruit residue coating the palate. The Bernkasteler Doctor is textbook, seriously good, high quality Kabinett Riesling.