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.
What The Critics Say
94+/100 Stephan Reinhardt , Parker's Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
"The 2017 Erdener Treppchen Riesling GG Alte Reben is fine and bright on the yeasty nose, with aromas of delicate crunchy slate, bright Riesling and stone fruit. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, concentrated, lush yet still crystalline and vital Treppchen with a creamy texture and a long, salty-mineral and nervy but also rich and powerful finish. There is still a lot of baby fruit and fat here but also finesse and piquancy on the slightly bitter and concentrated/sweetish finish. The Treppchen GG improves dramatically with aeration."
94/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
"Zesty lime-pith and lemon aromas introduce this filigreed dry Riesling. It's medium bodied but silky and supple, flooding the palate with crisp-tart yellow-peach and tangerine flavors. Crushed minerals and a fringe of fresh green herbs accentuate its spry, invigorating feel."
17/20 Jancisrobinson.com, Michael Schmidt (2016 vintage)
"Meadow flowers on a mountain stream strewn with wet pebbles may be another fanciful association, but it’s the best I can come up with to describe the cool and fresh air the Treppchen exudes. On the palate this is the creamy one, though its initial softly-softly approach on the palate is eventually superseded by persistent notes of grapefruit, melon and zesty citrus peel. Grosses Gewächs at its freshest. (MS)."
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