This precipitously steep and rocky vineyard (VAY-len-er ZON-en-ooer) yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The classic blue slate soil gives the wine a delicate, crisp acidity that perfectly balances the pure peach and lemon fruit. It’s a charming wine that dances gracefully on the palate.
It's also become clear that while there are some standout wines from newer producers in 2015, the great Estates made great wine this year, while good Estates made good wine. And for lovers of elegant, floral, yet wonderfully intense Riesling there are few greater examples than those of Dr. Loosen in the Mosel.
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for more than 200 years, and consistently produce some of the top wines across each Pradikat level. Featured here are three of their Kabinett level wines, the off-dry style that the Mosel region excels at like no other. While these wines display excellent early drinking appeal, the balance and intensity will reward those able to hide them away in the cellar for a few more years.
Brilliant pale straw colour with tinges of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Lifted red apple aromas combine with citrusy honeysuckle notes over pear, lime juice and faint cinnamon spice. Possessing the greatest flavour intensity of the trio along with a shade more weight the palate delivers mouthfilling flavours of ripe limes and apples carefully laced with honeysuckle infusions over some pear and citrusy mineral characters. Off dry with finely tuned acidity leading to a precise finish of ripe limes, pears, honeysuckle and citrusy mineral.