Decanter magazine named Ernst Loosen as its 2005 “Man of the Year” for his efforts to improve the worldwide image of German wine over the last two decades. The award also acknowledges Loosen’s efforts to help return Riesling to its former glory as the king of the white wines through his dedication to quality and his enthusiasm for spreading the Riesling gospel around the world. He is the first German producer to be given this award.
Blazing red and insanely steep, the Ürziger Würzgarten (ERTS-ih-ger VERTS-gar-ten) vineyard fills the picturesque amphitheater formed by this dramatic bend in the river. It produces wines with exotic, spicy aromas that are bursting with tropical fruit flavors. The estate’s oldest vines are found here.
Intensely fruity, floral nectar hits the palate, there's vibrant acidity set against sweet tangy flavours of tangerine, peach and honey.
Beerenauslese (pronounced BEAR-en OWS-lay-zuh) means “berry selection” in German. It is an intense, ultra-concentrated dessert wine made from hand-selected grapes that have been shriveled about halfway to raisins by botrytis (the “Noble Rot”). BA has the same minimum must weight as Eiswein, so they have about the same sweetness. But BA has the distinct honeyed character that comes from botrytis, giving the wines a more complex aroma and a lusher texture.
Heavier and deeper slate producing rich textured assertive wines. A vibrant explosive wine perfectly balanced with pure peach fruits and a lively minerality.