Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2016
The taut grapefruit and mineral nose together with the lovely melony richness & grapefruit precision plus delicious, fresh minerality on the palate make it a perfect match to smoked haddock or trout. Very bright and crisp with real intensity. Lovely stuff with beautiful precision. This is one of the most typical of Mosel Riesling, being grown on the slate vineyards around Bernkastel, a wine for fans of this style & light in alcohol.
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The Dr.Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realised that with ungrafted vines averaging 50 years old in top-rated Middle Mosel vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense world-class wines. To do this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical fertilisation, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilisers. He insisted on fully mature fruit that had been very strictly selected. He turned to gentler cellar practices that would allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling.