White Wine
Dr. Loosen
Erdener Prälat Riesling Dry GG Reserva 2017, 75cl

approx. £193.46



 Serve at 8°-10°


Wine Enthusiast - Aleks Zecevic, tasting note published in January 9th 2023

This is a testament to the theory that German dry Riesling needs more aging before release. Unreal balance and integration of acidity, while still keeping this bright, refreshing, and focused, is the true genius of this wine. Kaleidoscopic profile, with multiple layers revealing themselves with each sip, this goes from floral and spicy, with elderflower and cardamom, to fruity with Asian pear, lime, and kumquat, to mineral with salty, slate notes. Long, persistent, and complex. Drink now through 2035.

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Dr. Loosen

Erdener Prälat [air-din-er pray-laht] means the “Bishop of Erden.” This vineyard that produces some of the finest wines in the Moselle River valley is a small slice of perfection.

From its south-facing slopes, red slate soil, and extraordinarily warm microclimate emerge wines of unparalleled power and nobility. The vineyard’s exposure, combined with the warming effect of the river and the massive cliffs that surround it, ensures exceptional ripeness in every harvest.

The Grosses Gewächs Réserve (Grand Cru) wines come from the best plots of very old, ungrafted vines. They ferment naturally in the same way as the GGs but stay for 24 months on the full lees in traditional Fuder casks. They are then held in the bottle for a further 36 months before release. This extended maturation brings an extra dimension of finesse and balance to the wine.

James Suckling, about the 2015 harvest: “This dry Mosel masterpiece is a sleeping giant, just beginning to awaken, but has decades of life ahead of it. Extremely deep and concentrated, but no less finely delineated, this is so complex you could spend hours studying all the spicy details. However, the ripe-mango note that dominates the foreground is also ravishing. The best wine of this category (long matured GGs) made so far in Germany! Drink or hold.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107103

Weingut Dr. Loosen

When in 1988, Ernst F. Loosen took over the management of the family-owned business with over 200 years of history, he had already traveled the world and visited the most prestigious wine producers in search of the secret behind the greatest wines, with the aim of producing world-class wines himself. These journeys of discovery inspired his own philosophy that great wines are the perfect expression of the soil, climate, and grape variety.
It is in the heritage of his ancestors, in the old vineyards located in the Mosel Valley, that he found the material he needed to produce exceptional and complex wines, classified as “Grosse Lage” (equivalent to Grand Cru in Burgundy). Today, Weingut Dr. Loosen is the standard-bearer for a rediscovered German Riesling culture and a member of the VDP (Association of German Quality Wineries).
“Enjoying a great wine is a unique pleasure, both sensually and intellectually. The aromatic and textural sensations in a bottle of wine capture a whole cosmos, from the change of seasons to the distinctive terroir of a vineyard, the passion of the winemaker, and the distinctive stamp of the vintage. Wine is a historical record of the regional and cultural information collected in the grapes at a particular point in time, delivered directly to your glass. To achieve this marvel of humans working with nature, all the great winemakers I have met started with a clear vision of what their wines should express before the first grape is picked. For them, individual terroir triumphs over technology. And quality always comes before quantity. Great wines grow from great passion and dedication, and from clear convictions that are realized without compromise.
(…) That ability to transmit a visceral connection to a people, place, and time is what sets wine apart from any other beverage.” – Ernst Loosen


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