White Wine
Dr. Loosen
Graacher Riesling Dry 2022, 75cl

approx. £21.93



 Serve at 8°-10°

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Mosel Fine Wines, tasting note published in November 18th 2023

It offers a superbly fresh and attractive nose of aniseed herbs, almond cream, smoke, juniper, and pineapple. The wine is pleasantly juicy and creamy but also develops good structure and presence on the palate. The finish is long, slightly herbal, and stimulating. A more opulent and creamy side emerges on the aftertaste. This is an excellent dry Riesling in the making.

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Dr. Loosen

The Dr. Loosen Graacher Riesling is harvested from younger vines among the breathtaking multi-colored slate slopes of the Mosel river near the village of Graach, in the Grosse Lage region; its power and complexity surprisingly approach GG (Große Gewächse/Grand Cru) quality, but this classification is only used for vines over 30-35 years old.

The stony soil and numerous rocky outcroppings of the Mosel warm the vineyards by reflecting sunlight and holding the heat of the day. This creates very warm microclimates in the best sites and helps ensure excellent ripeness.

Fermented with native yeasts and aged for 12 months on the full yeast in traditional German oak barrels, it is a wine to which the dark and multicolored slate soil lends a firm mineral structure and notes of herbs, pronounced flavors of citrus, and stone fruits.

It is extremely approachable and fruity, with an elegant and mineral finish, making it an ideal food pairing wine.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107098

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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