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2015 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling GG

2015 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling GG

17.5 Points Jancis Robinson
2015 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling GG
17.5 Points Jancis Robinson

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A serious, almost dry Riesling from one of the Mosel Valley's best vineyards - and rated GG (Grand Cru). A generous style, while not overly sweet the sheer ripeness comes through in yellow stonefruit flavours as well as those citrus and marmalade notes, against a core of mineral (but not aggressive) acidity. Cellar or drink tonight. A truly beautiful wine and literally designated a 'great' expression of this wonderful vineyard – a steal 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

17.5/20 Jancis Robinson

"The Sonnenuhr uses stone fruit and a gentle floral aroma to distinguish itself from the other Loosen renditions. The palate pleases with soft apricot and a very rich texture. Will appeal to the aficionados of the sweeter and softer style of Grosses Gewächs, a subtle citrus-peel edge satisfies the demand for freshness. (MS)" Drink 2016 - 2021

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Mosel

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CANAPES
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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