Dr Loosen Riesling Estate 2014
Mosel's steep, southfacing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. Generally cool conditions allow the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity. This is a classic Riesling from the Mosel, characterised by a frangrant nose with a hint of honey and green apricot fruit. A blast of fruit on the initial palate gives way to intense minerality and crisp acidity. The cool climate of the Mosel is also the ideal setting for creating low alochol wines and this Riesling is a great example; with just 8.5% alcohol. p>
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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.