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
Parker's Wine Advocate, Stephan Reinhardt (2015)
"The 2015 Riesling Dry Dr L is clear, fresh and creamy/yeasty on the nose where white fruit and some slate flavors are displayed. Lean, pure and crisp on the palate, this is a light but well-structured and refreshing dry Riesling for many occasions."
Wine Enthusiast (2015)
"Sunny whiffs of Meyer lemon and peach turn zestier on the palate of this dry Riesling. It's a delightfully quaffable wine marked by cutting mineral intensity. Drink now through 2019."
Vinous, David Schildknecht (2015 vintage)
"The superior 2015 version (sporting a new label) features simple appley fruit nicely supported by the merest hint of sweetness and finishes with admirable juiciness and clarity, a hint of apple seed piquancy serving for welcome stimulation."
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