The legendary Berncasteler Doctor vineyard is located behind the village Bernkastel and is one of the most famous vineyards in Germany.
This 100% steep site with a South-South-West orientation consists of medium deep, stony, loamy weathered argillaceous schist. Planted with up to 80 year old wines, full-bodied, spicy wines are grown here. The South-South-West orientation of the vineyard guarantees optimal sunshine throughout most of the day.
The Riesling wines from the Berncasteler Doctor are among the most famous and noble white wines in the world.
After a careful selection in the vineyard, the grapes arrive at the winery and are lightly crushed. They then macerate for 2 - 4 hours until they are slowly and carefully pressed at a very low pressure.
Spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast is predominantly used, as this way the specific character of each single vineyard is maintained. A cool and very slow fermentation, with use of no additives, and a subsequent careful filtration, results in very complex wines that improve over years and even decades.
In line with our philosophy, our traditional 1,000 Liter barrels are of major importance. After being fermented in stainless steel, most of our wines are matured over a period of several months in these traditional Mosel-barrels.