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White Wine
Dr. Loosen
Riesling Beerenauslese 2018, 37,5cl
Mosel

35,87
approx. £30.95

 7.5%

 2019-2039

 Serve at 10°-12°

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in November 20th 2020

This is a remarkably well-priced yet classic Mosel-style beerenauslese. It's deeply concentrated with unctuous honey and peach flavors, dusted with a veil of pollen and crushed minerals. It's effortlessly spry yet electric on the palate, with a high-toned lemon-lime finish.

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Dr. Loosen

Caused by the misty mornings along the Mosel River, the Botrytis fungus, also known as “Noble Rot,” draws water out of the affected grapes, leaving behind an ultra-concentrated nectar.

The Riesling grape variety can produce an enormous range of different wines. For this reason, the grapes affected by Botrytis are strictly separated from the healthy ones and are selected based on the degree of rot and advanced dehydration, resulting in Auslese, Beerenauslese, and Trockenbeerenauslese wines.

Beerenauslese, pronounced [bear-en ows-lay-zuh], means “berry selection.” This Dr. Loosen is thus a classic Mosel-style beerenauslese; a rich, honeyed dessert wine made from a careful selection of 100% botrytis-affected grapes, grown in slate-colored soil.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107110

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

Address

WEINGUT DR. LOOSEN
St. Johannishof, 1
D-54470 BERNKASTEL/MOSEL
T: +49 (0) 6531-3426 F: +49 (0) 6531-4248
info@drloosen.de