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Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Kabinett Riesling

$173.81 / case(12)



”dr. Loosen estate the dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When ernst loosen assumed ownership in 1988 he realized that he had vines in some of germany’s best-rated vineyards. To maximize the potential of those vines he restricts crop size uses only organic fertilization insists on very strict fruit selection and employs gentle cellar practices with a minimum of handling. The mosel region located in far western germany the mosel valley’s steep southfacing slopes create the perfect climate for riesling giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. The cool climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity. Blue slate riesling kabinett this classic mosel kabinett is harvested from higher-elevation parcels owned by dr. Loosen in the villages of bernkastel graach and wehlen. The wine is bright and pure with the vibrant white peach fruit and a floral flinty minerality that is so typical from blue slate. A plush attack on the mid-palate leads to a deliciously firm delicate finish. This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood spicy asian cuisine and lighter dishes. The 2016 vintage in 2016 the mosel valley had a cool wet spring and summer. The prospects for an excellent vintage were rather gloomy until sunny hot weather arrived in september. Ripeness had been delayed but came on quickly with the warmer temperatures. Good weather continued through october giving us beautifully ripe fruit that we could harvest at a measured pace . Soil type: blue devonian slate viticulture: sustainable according to strict german environmental regulations vinification: cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks; fermentation stopped by chilling.” – dr. Loosen

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