Tuesday, June 25, 2013

1986 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Spatlese

6/6/13- The brown bag wine sampled at the Thursday wine tasting at the Folsom Lakeforest wine store was an elegant German Riesling from the famous Doctor vineyard.  The Bernkasteler Doctor is only 8.1 acres in size but its 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 became 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.

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