VARIETAL: 100% Riesling
QUALITY LEVEL: Kabinett
TERROIR: The Dr. H. Thanisch estate (the heirs Müller-Burggraef ) includes over 12 hectares (over 30 acres) of the best sites in the middle Mosel valley. Black & blue slate is the predominant structure of this steep Bernkastel hillside, sloping down to the Mosel river. The terroir is reflected in the wine with its flinty minerality, a lively and refreshing Riesling with racy and stable acidity and an extraordinary potential for maturing over many years. Ripe & healthy grapes are selected from the Badstube vineyards for this wine, fermented naturally with no chaptalization.
TASTING NOTES: The wine shows a pronounced bouquet of very ripe red and yellow fruits with exotic and slightly spicy notes with well-integrated acidity. The slatey minerality so typical of the Mosel adds further complexity.