Sleek and tangy, showing apricot, lime and mango flavors matched to a lively structure. Nice harmony and persistence through the finish.
Wine Spectator Rating:90 Points
This impressive wall of vines, beginning at the village of Bernkastel and continuing downstream for about six kilometers, is one of the longest continuous stretches of top-rated vineyards in Europe.
Dr. L comes exclusively from traditional vineyards with steep slopes and slate soil. This introductory, non-estate wine embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. By working closely with growers on long-term contract, brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen are able to assure excellent quality in every vintage.
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“Best German Producer”
“Best Producers of the Past 25 Years”
Wine & Spirits, Fall 2007
“Ernst Loosen’s collection of ancient, ungrafted vines provides pure, crystalline rieslings, remarkably transparent expressions of the Mosel’s most coveted vineyards.”
|BBQ or spicy chicken wings
smoked salmon or trout
proscuitto with melons or fruits
|The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, prohibits chemical fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling.