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Dr Loosen Riesling Estate QBA

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The grapes used to make Dr. Loosen come exclusively from traditional vineyards with steep slopes and slate soil. By working closely with a select group of growers on long-term contracts, brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen are able to ensure excellent quality in every vintage.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Dry
ABV:
8.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Germany
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£11.99
 

Dr. Loosen

Situated on Germany’s Mosel River among some of the world’s most treasured vineyards, the Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for more than 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s top-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class Rieslings. To achieve this, Ernst immediately changed the estate’s vineyard practices to dramatically reduce crop size. He stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments. He extended his commitment to sustainable practices beyond the vineyards and into the winery, implementing improvements in materials recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation. At harvest, he insisted on fully mature fruit that had been very strictly selected. And he turned to gentler cellar practices that would allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of technological meddling. Today, Dr. Loosen wines are widely enjoyed around the globe and continue to receive awards and accolades from top reviewers.

Tasting Notes

Slightly off dry, refreshing and juicy and packed with pears, apricots and limes. Balanced by a wonderful mouth-watering acidity.

Food Matches

We love this wine with Thai crab cakes with sweet chilli dipping sauce.