The Bernkasteler Doctor is only 8.1 acres in size but it’s place in the wine world is legendarily grand. In the 13th century, the Archbishop of Trier was in this area of the Mosel Valley when he bacame deathly ill. After countless cures didn’t work, he was poured Riesling from a humble flask from this vineyard and was cured. From then on, it became known as “The Doctor”. Today, it is the most expensive agricultural land in all of Germany.
Light gold in color, we begin to see some of the more classic notes this vineyard is known for. A buttery, salty lanolin on the nose with a hint of petrol creeping around the corner. Again, notes of concentrated, canned pear juice, but, man, that acid was a different beast. It sent a cleansing sensation from the tip of the tongue to the back of the throat, and then, as if on lurching ship, it came rifling forward again back to the tip of the tongue.