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White Wine
Dr. Loosen
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2020, 75cl
Mosel

30,79
approx. £26.57

 8%

 2021-2031

 Serve at 8°-12°

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in September 1st 2021

The steep and rocky blue slate vineyard produces one of the most elegant Rieslings in the world. When young, it is charming and distinctly fresh and mineral, with aromas of white peach and green apple.

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Dr. Loosen

Wehlener Sonnenuhr means The Sundial of Wehlen. This is one of the largest vineyards in the Middle Mosel; steep and rocky, it consistently yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world.

Planted in blue slate soil, the most typical type of slate soil in the Middle Mosel. Rich in potassium, it provides vital nutrients to the vines and gives the wines a pronounced mineral edge that enhances the naturally high acidity of Riesling. In addition to the heat-retaining blue slate soil, the vineyard is located on incredibly steep slopes, in a favorable position near the river, with excellent drainage.

The Spätlese designation (late harvest) means that the grapes get an extra one to two weeks of hang time, allowing for higher ripeness and deeper flavors. The Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, from a truly “grand cru” vineyard in the village of Erden, is a fruit-driven Riesling that combines extraordinary concentration and length with bracing minerality. Citrus and white peach flavors predominate when the wines are young, turning to a pure expression of the mineral soil as they age.

Viticulture is sustainable, in accordance with strict German environmental regulations.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107107

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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