Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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A MONUMENTAL TASTING OF MONUMENTAL RIESLING
the Berncasteler Doctor Vineyard in Germany
Sofia Thanisch of Dr. H. Thanisch, Erben Thanisch*
Riesling Kabinett, Dr. H. Thanisch, 2012
Riesling Kabinett, Bernkasteler Badstube, Dr. H. Thanisch, 2015
Riesling Kabinett, Berncasteler Doctor, Dr. H. Thanisch, 2012
Riesling Spätlese, Berncasteler Doctor, Dr. H. Thanisch, 2016
Riesling Spätlese, Berncasteler Doctor, Dr. H. Thanisch, 2007
Riesling Spätlese, Bernkasteler Badstube, Dr. H. Thanisch, 1988
Riesling Auslese, Berncasteler Doctor, Dr. H. Thanisch, 2016
Cost $55.00 per guest (all inclusive)
To reserve, please email Paul at email@example.com
why the Doctor Vineyard in the German town of Berncastel is so damn important:
-wine can cure many conceived ills but in 1360CE, the Archbishop Elector of Trier, the august Boemund II, fell ill while travelling through the Mosel River Valley and was actually cured by wine.
His doctors could not tame his raging fever.
The apothecaries could not craft a medicine to calm his spirit.
The “herb women” could not craft a potion to offer him succor.
A local grower, however, offered Boemund a flask of wine and, truth be told,
the heavens opened up and all his ills (spiritual / physical / mental / emotional) were cured.
He, thereafter, proclaimed the vineyard the “Doctor” as it could do what his actual doctors could not.
-the vineyard is located in the town of Berncastel
-it is roughly the size of Union Square Park but is at a 65° slope, facing perfectly south / southwest
-of course, the grapes planted here are all Riesling (many ungrafted),
which thrive in the Devonian rock
-many moons ago, this parcel of agricultural land was the most expensive vineyard land in the world
*And why is this estate, Dr. H. Thanisch, Erben Thanisch, so damn special?
-the estate has been in existence for 382 years
(presently, the 11th generation is now running the show)
-the estate bought its first piece of the Doctor Vineyard in 1882
-in 1921, Katherine Thanisch produced a Trockenbeerenauslese from the Doctor Vineyard
(the 1st ever produced in the Mosel)
and it remains THE German wine of the 20th Century
-the wines produced by the estate are, simply put, radiant AND monumental