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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg Spatlese 2011
Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg Spatlese 2011
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Doctorberg Riesling Spätlese comes with yellow and ripe fruit like ripe pineapple, peach and apricot. The full-flavored taste of this Spätlese permits the epicure to envision the sweet and juicy Riesling berries of which this wine was made of.

This Riesling wine fits extraordinarily well to all kinds of menus, for dishes that either fine or hearty. Good with lobster and other shellfish.

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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 Prüm, first mentioned in official records in 1156.

Dr. Pauly's grandfather, Zacharias Bergweiler, was for many decades one of the most respected wine-growers on the Mosel. It was the grandfather's wine estate which Dr. Pauly took over while still a student, subsequently completing his doctorate and writing a thesis on the economic opportunities offered by the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine-growing region.

The vineyards are mainly on steep, difficult-to-cultivate river valley hillsides and are planted predominantly with late maturity Riesling grapes, which place high demands on their location. A small percentage of the vineyards are planted with Müller-Thurgau and Spätburgunder (like Pinot Noir), which are bottled either as a remarkable red wine, as a Weissherbst (a special rosé) or as a pressed white summer wine. These wines have proven to be popular additions to the already diversified collection of Riesling white wines.