One of our favourite producers

August 03, 2010

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.                                                                                     

http://www.drloosen.com/

 





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