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2015 Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling GG Dry

2015 Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling GG Dry

93 Points John Caro
2015 Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling GG Dry
93 Points John Caro

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A wonderfully complex, dry Grand Cru Riesling from Doctor Loosen. Exotic tropical and spice notes come from abundant blue slate in this special vineyard, structuring the palate around a mineral-inflected core. With such a lot to say, it's hardly surprising Loosen can only make this wine in such small volumes. Drinking now and cellaring beautifully, this is a single vineyard Grand Cru from the world's acknowledged Riesling expert - ridiculously good value for $40 something!

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Riesling

Its Origins

Situated on Germany’s Mosel River among some of the world’s most treasured vineyards, the Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for more than 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced LOH-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s top-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class Rieslings. To achieve this, Ernst immediately changed the estate’s vineyard practices to dramatically reduce crop size. He stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments. He extended his commitment to sustainable practices beyond the vineyards and into the winery, implementing improvements in materials recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation. At harvest, he insisted on fully mature fruit that had been very strictly selected. And he turned to gentler cellar practices that would allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of technological meddling. Following these strict practices across a growing range of premium sites, Ernst Loosen has become one of Germany's leading producers and one of the world's acknowledged masters in the Riesling grape.

What The Critics Say

17/20 Jancis Robinson

"Aromas of pears and cloves bring a spicy note to the fragrance, a hint of lanolin reflects the ripeness of the vintage. On the palate, fruit and spice are embedded in an extremely generous texture, acidity has been banished to the back benches. Full-bodied and opulent style of Grosses Gewächs. (MS)"

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Stephan Reinhardt (2014 vintage)

"Pale in its white-yellow color, the 2014 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling trocken GG offers a fresh bouquet with tropical fruit flavors and very fine slate aromas. Clear, fresh and piquant on the pure and salty palate, this is a dense, round and juicy dry Riesling with a powerful, complex, persistently mineral finish and a lovely, great grip."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Mosel

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SALMON

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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