This estate’s long name – Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch, Erben Thanisch – means the winery of the widow (witwe, abbreviated to “Wwe”) of Dr Hugo Thanisch, as passed down the Thanisch side of the family - nearly four centuries of history here. Sofia Thanisch and her daughter Christina represent the family’s 11th and 12th generations. Christina is now working with her mother following international wine business studies at Geisenheim University and work experience in Austria and New Zealand. Sofia and Christina are the fourth and fifth women respectively to manage the estate, Sofia having taken over from her Aunt Mechtilde in 1996.
"A beautifully complete nose here, of fine crushed earth minerality, ripe lime, gooseberry and apricot fruit. The palate is powerful from the off, drivingly intense and with an unabashed potency which is really rather exciting. This, as Sofia was quick to point out, is balanced by an intricate delicacy of acidic bone structure and mineral tension. Hits all the right notes, stunning.
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Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett Dr H Thanisch (Thanisch) 2017
Germany produces some of the world’s very finest white wines, presenting natural, grapey richness complemented by racy acidity. A really fine example sets off a roller coaster of emotion akin to a skilfully played piece of music.