Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg Spatlese 2009

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Item No. 121117
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS92
  • W&S91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This is a full-bodied, rich, and complex wine with great depth and charm as it ages. The Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg wines have always had a very long potential and mature to greater heights as they age.

Dr.Pauly-Bergweiler is the only winemaker that has "Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg" in the US and they consider the Doctorberg the best location on their estate. The stony, blue-gray slate, weathered soil has a particularly good heat storage capacity and gives the wine a high degree of minerality and finesse.

Critical Acclaim

"There's weight here, with a creamy texture enveloping the Jonagold apple, apricot and candied orange flavors. This is immediately appealing, yet should develop also, thanks to the bright structure. Fine length. Drink now through 2028."
92 Points

"The vibrant acidity makes this feel drier than expected, balancing the perfumed notes of pear, litchi and kumquat. It finishes with clear, cool notes of slate, all of its components harmoniously in place."
91 Points

Learn About Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler

The passion for good and great wine is practically inborn in the owners of the wine estate. Dr. Peter Pauly, born in 1939, has a Ph.D. in agricultural science and is the offspring of the long-standing wine families Bergweiler and Prum, first mentioned in official records in 1156. Dr. Pauly's grandfather, Zacharias Bergweiler, was for many decades one of the most respected wine...

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Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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