White Wine
Dr. Loosen
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Tradition 2019, 75cl

approx. £24.51



 Serve at 8°-10°


O Produtor, tasting note published in November 19th 2022

The dark and multicolored slate in Bernkastel and Graach produces wines with herbal notes, pronounced citrus flavors, and stone fruit, with a firm mineral structure.

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Dr. Loosen

The term “Tradition” refers to wines that are vinified according to classic and traditional methods predating the 1971 wine law. The Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Tradition revives the classic and naturally fruity Kabinett, Spätlese, and Auslese from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, with limited residual sweetness. Ernst Loosen’s maternal grandfather stored these wines for up to 2 years in the Fuder barrel on lees before bottling, a tradition that Ernst maintains. In addition to dramatically restricting the harvest size, rigorously selecting the fruits, and employing gentle practices in the cellar to allow the wine to develop its full potential with minimal handling, creating world-class wines.

Born in the multicolored slate soil; this stony soil and the numerous rocky formations in the Mosel warm the vineyards by reflecting sunlight and retaining the day’s heat, creating very warm microclimates in the best locations and helping ensure excellent ripening. After maturing for 2 years in Fuder, this wine ages in the bottle before being released.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107099

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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