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2015 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling KabinettRiesling from Germany

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Dr. Loosen is one of the most highly acclaimed wine estates in the world. In the family for over 200 years, Ernst “Erni” Loosen assumed ownership in 1988 and quickly propelled ...

  • 91 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett is clear and flinty on the nose and delivers the typical ripe, lush and sensual fruit aromas of this famous grand cru. Piquant and racy, but also lush and juicy on the palate, this is a pure, fine and elegant but pretty sweet Kabinett. However, the wine is very attractive, but probably not as concentrated or complex as the corresponding Würzgarten."

"After the very challenging vintages of 2013 and 2014, 2015 was balm for the winemaker’s soul!" Ernst Loosen is more than happy with the 2015 vintage, which hosted one of the warmest summers in the last 100 years and was finished with a harvest under "close to perfect conditions." 2015 allowed team Loosen to pick "grapes with optimal must weights and acidity levels." The vintage did not just bring "excellent yields," but also wines in all quality levels up to Trockenbeerenauslese, are all based on "perfectly healthy" grapes with an intense concentration of fruits and vivid acidity levels."

"Highlights of the 2015 series include the dry GG wines (grands crus), as well as several predicate levels including Kabinett and Spätlese. The bottlings from the Erdener Prälat belong to the best that the Mosel has produced in 2015. Last but not least, you should try the GG Réserve Rieslings from 2013, which were bottled only after they had spent two years on the full lees."

Product Description:

Dr. Loosen is one of the most highly acclaimed wine estates in the world. In the family for over 200 years, Ernst “Erni” Loosen assumed ownership in 1988 and quickly propelled the reputation of Dr. Loosen into the highest echelon of Germany’s finest producers. With a focus on the old, ungrafted vines the estate owns in some of the Mosel valley’s best-rated vineyards, the wines clearly express their cool-climate origins through environmentally sensitive viticulture, strict harvest selection and gentle cellar practices.

The famous “sundial” vineyard, in the village of Wehlen, produces the quintessential Mosel Riesling Kabinett: elegant and refined, with a racy texture and endless charm. This precipitously steep and rocky vineyard yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The classic blue slate soil gives the wines a delicate, crisp acidity that perfectly balances the pure peach and lemon fruit. It’s a lively wine that dances gracefully on the palate.
-- Estate

Product Detail

Item # 120452
Country Germany
Region Mosel
Sub-Region Mosel
Ratings

91 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 8.5%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach