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.
"The celebrated Doctor vineyard produces wines which are richer than its Kabinett siblings yet with a more pronounced bite of acidic tension and a salty tang on the finish, which works brilliantly with the slaty minerality. The precise finish is rounded out by a lovely fleshy fruit residue coating the palate. Textbook high quality Kabinett, seriously good. The magnum format is not only practical but very beautiful
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.