Dr Loosen Wines
The Dr Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. Dr Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate-soil vineyards in the Mosel valley. A full range of Prädikat wines is made from six grand cru single-vineyard sites. They owe their exceptional quality to three major factors, the exceptional climate of the Mosel area, the mineral-rich slate and volcanic soils and the incredible age of the estates Riesling vines.
It is such a versatile grape variety that it never ceases to amaze. In addition to its unmatched ability to capture the essence of a vineyard’s terroir, Riesling is one of the few grapes that are capable of producing a complete spectrum of wine styles, from bone dry to monstrously sweet. Fantastic wines which make ideal partners to Asian/fusion cuisine.
There are three categories for non-botrytis wines:
Kabinett: The lightest and most delicate style, from normally ripe grapes picked early in the harvest.
Spätlese: Richer, bolder wines made from riper grapes harvested later than Kabinett.
Auslese: Very ripe, late-harvested grapes that are selected cluster by cluster.
A few of our favourites
Dr Loosen Riesling £7.90 bottle - An elegant racy style of classic Riesling. The palate is off dry with stonefruit and honey flavours and a minerally lime character
Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett £12.95 bottle - Heavier and deeper slate producing rich textured wines
Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese £21.00 bottle - From the red volcanic slate soil vineyards. An exotic wine with spicy aromas and an earthiness, bursting with tropical fruit flavours.