Katharina Thanisch had married Dr Hugo Thanisch and they ran the estate together. In 1895, Hugo died at the age of only 42, leaving Katharina, merely thirty years old with three small children and an estate to run. The name then changed to Wwe. Dr.H. Thanisch. “Wwe” refers to ”Witwe”, meaning “widow” and thus we begin the story of strong women here. Sofia is, in fact, the fourth woman to manage the estate. With two daughters, Juliane and Christina, the latter having studied international wine business at Geisenheim, the 12th generation and 5th female looks assured at some point in the future. Sofia bears the weight of an impressive history lightly, immensely proud of her forebears. Under Katharina’s tenure Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch, Erben Thanisch, became one of the founder members of the Association of German Quality Wine Producers (VDP) in 1910.
The size of the Estate is a modest 9 hectares, the Thanisch vineyard parcels lying along a stretch of the Mosel which is relatively straight, a run of south-facing vineyards of world renown – within Zeltingen, Wehlen, Graach and Bernkastel. There is magic within the Mosel, a combination of soil, aspect, airflows, reflections from the river, slate soil and even the rooves combine to create perfect concentration and layered complexity – sublime.
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- ABV 13.0%
2020 - 2026
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.