Dr. Loosen - Dr. L - Riesling
Overview: Loosen Bros. (“Gebrüder Loosen” in German), is Ernst Loosen, of the renowned Dr. Loosen estate, and his younger brother, Thomas. Together, the brothers work with small growers throughout the Mosel region to source fruit for the wines, which are vinified by the same highly skilled cellar team that produces the Dr. Loosen estate wines. Very strict quality standards require that the growers improve their viticulture in order to sustainably grow the healthy, perfectly ripe fruit that Ernst and Thomas want for these wines.
Dr. Loosen’s non-estate wine embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. It is refreshing and fruity, with a fine mineral edge that is typical of the region. Dr. L Riesling is made with fruit that comes exclusively from traditional vineyards with steep slopes and slate soil. By working closely with local growers on long-term contract, brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen are able to maintain excellent quality in every vintage. Dr. L Riesling is bottled with a screw cap to avoid cork problems and to preserve freshness.
Tasting Notes: It is a bright, refreshing, fruit-driven wine, with a juicy mid-palate and a crisp, drying finish.
Pairing: Smoked or cured fish, goat cheese, fresh shellfish.
Points: 89, Wine Enthusiast
Format / ABV: 750 ml/8.5%
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