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2017 Dr Loosen Riesling DRY (DR L)

2017 Dr Loosen Riesling DRY (DR L)

91 Points John Caro
2017 Dr Loosen Riesling DRY (DR L)
91 Points John Caro

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A little stunner, this beautiful wine reflects a modern trend towards dry German Rieslings. As companion to Loosen's celebrated standard DR L -- which is off-dry -- this version is totally dry, fresh and mineral. And, like all Rieslings from this expert, it is perfectly balanced with interplaying citrus and florals, acidity and textural allure. Unbeatable value and class.

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$19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 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

90/100 JamesSuckling.com, Stuart Pigott

"This has plenty of acidity, but the peachy fruits make this astonishingly attractive for a modestly priced dry riesling. Made from bought-in grapes. A long and ripe finish..”

90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)

"More mineral than fruit, this dry white is a fantastic value, expressing Riesling's most crystalline character. Tangerine and green apple flavors are crisp and concentrated, showered in streams of lime acidity and cool mineral sensations. Drink now through 2020."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Mosel

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with PORK
with SALMON

Taste

2

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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