Loosen Bros Dr L Mosel Riesling 2011
Available by the case dozen only
The concept of quality as prescribed by Dr Loosen begins with the vines themselves. Dr L is made from fruit picked off traditionally managed vineyards planted to steep slopes. The entry level into the Dr Loosen range fully expresses the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. By working closely with the best growers, Ernst and Thomas Loosen are able to achieve the finest quality every vintage.
Dr Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate soil vineyards in the Mosel Valley. A full range of Prädikat wines is made from six unique Grand Cru vineyards. The sites owe their excellent quality to three major factors, exceptional regional climate, the mineral rich slate and volcanic soils, and the incredible age of the estate's ungrafted Riesling vines. These elements are the building blocks of each vineyard's terroir and have long been recognized for their importance in producing outstanding wines. In fact, all of Dr. Loosen's six major vineyards were designated as Erste Lage, equivalent to Grand Cru, in the 1868 Prussian classification of Mosel vineyards, which predates the system in Burgundy.
Light yellow colour. On the nose Dr Loosen offers expressions of minerality, citrus and fresh cut apple. The palate is supple and generous with just a touch of sweetness to balance the crisp acidity. A great partner to spicey dishes and an excellent choice for an aperitif.