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Dr. Thanisch Riesling Classic 2009

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750ML / 12% ABV
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750ML / 12% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Rich and complex, with an elegant almost playful minerality. A bowl of fruit, peaches, Williams-pear, raspberries, gooseberries a hint of grapefruit and cumquat. A very elegant wine with a crisp, dry finish.

An ideal match with Asian cuisine, particularly sweet and sour dishes or sushi. It will also match most delicately flavoured poultry and fish dishes.

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Firm and powerful, with a citrusy essence to the baked apple, peach and candied quince flavors. Long finish of ginger and spice. Drink now through 2017. 1,700 cases made.
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Dr. Thanisch, Germany
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The internationally renowned estate Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burgraef is located in the picturesque town of Bernkastel-Kues alongside the Mosel River. Here, estate manager Maximilian Ferger cultivates 40 acres of top notch, steep slope Riesling sites. For generations the name Thanisch has been synonymous for luxurious white wines from the Mosel. In 2015, the winery invested into a state-of-the-art estate building made of heat-insulating concrete which allows optimal storage. In the subterranean cellar, temperatures remain perfectly steady. During harvest, the wine gently flows into the respective tanks via “Free Flow” from the press hall into the cellar. The building also makes use of natural resources: rainwater is collected in two underground cisterns and use for cleaning while the winery’s photovoltaic system generates power.

Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burgraef is certified as FAIR’N GREEN, a holistic sustainability assessment which integrates business, environmental and societal goals. Within the scope of the holistic approach to sustainability, the entire management, the outdoor operations, the cellar management and the marketing are constantly optimized.

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Following the Mosel River as it slithers and weaves dramatically through the Eifel Mountains in Germany’s far west, the Mosel wine region is considered by many as the source of the world’s finest and longest-lived Rieslings.

Mosel’s unique and unsurpassed combination of geography, geology and climate all combine together to make this true. Many of the Mosel’s best vineyard sites are on the steep south or southwest facing slopes, where vines receive up to ten times more sunlight, a very desirable condition in this cold climate region. Given how many twists and turns the Mosel River makes, it is not had to find a vineyard with this exposure. In fact, the Mosel’s breathtakingly steep slopes of rocky, slate-based soils straddle the riverbanks along its entire length. These rocky slate soils, as well as the river, retain and reflect heat back to the vineyards, a phenomenon that aids in the complete ripening of its grapes.

Riesling is by far the most important and prestigious grape of the Mosel, grown on approximately 60% of the region’s vineyard land—typically on the desirable sites that provide the best combination of sunlight, soil type and altitude. The best Mosel Rieslings—dry or sweet—express marked acidity, low alcohol, great purity and intensity with aromas and flavors of wet slate, citrus and stone fruit. With age, the wine’s color will become more golden and pleasing aromas of honey, dried apricot and sometimes petrol develop.

Other varieties planted in the Mosel include Müller-Thurgau, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), all performing quite well here.

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