The legendary Bernkasteler Doctor vineyard has long been considered one of the best sites in Germany. Its Doctor name comes from the 14th Century, when the Archbishop Boemund II had a very serious illness that his doctors were unable to cure him of. According to legend after drinking the wine of this vineyard he made a complete recovery and declared: “This wine is the true doctor!”
From then on, this steeply sloped, directly southwest exposed, pure blue Devonian slate, tiny vineyard of 3.26ha, which sits above the village of Bernkastel, has been called Doctor. The wines from here have been drank by royalty and wine elites for centuries.
This offers a superbly refined and elegant nose
with quite some fresh smoke, spices, citrus, candied grapefruit and herbs all
wrapped in fleeting scents of cassis. The wine is well structured and has good
grip and intensity without ever being powerful. The grapefruit zest-driven
acidity leads to a fresh and spicy long finish.
Cuisine: Pairs well with poultry and fish dishes, especially
those with savory herbs and citrus