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Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese 2007

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Dr. Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate-soil vineyards in the Mosel valley. A full range of Prädikat wines is made from six grand cru single-vineyard sites. The vineyards of Dr. Loosen owe their excellent quality to three major factors: the exceptional regional climate of the Middle Mosel area, the mineral-rich slate and volcanic soils, and the incredible age of the estate’s ungrafted Riesling vines. All of Dr. Loosen’s six major vineyards were designated as Erste Lage (equivalent to grand cru) in the 1868 Prussian classification of Mosel vineyards, which was undertaken for tax assessment purposes. This classification predates the grand cru system in Burgundy, and was updated by Stuart Pigott and Hugh Johnson in the Wine Atlas of Germany (1995). Long ago, stone steps were built into the Erdener Treppchen vineyard's steep hillside to help workers reach the vines. The iron-infused, red slate soil produces wines that are muscular and complex, with an intense mineral finish. Wines from Erdener Treppchen are more like a powerful, hard-body rock climber than the graceful ballet dancer of Wehlener Sonnenuhr. They benefit greatly from a few years in the bottle to develop fully.

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Weingut Dr Loosen:
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 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 best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical... Read more
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 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 best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers. And, most importantly, he turned to gentler cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling. Read less

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
12/19/2010

See Ernie Loosen (Weingut Dr. Loosen) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series(#3): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Tom Wandeloski
1098305743
3.00 5
04/12/2013

This 2007 Riesling from Mosel, Germany has an aromatic mix of apicot, nectarine and lime. It is sweet on the mid-palette and has a short mineral/slate finish. Pairs nicely with dessert courses and dark chocolate. Best served at 54 degrees. Buy and enjoy now.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/07/2010

Max Gerstl: Kurz beschrieben ist die Treppchen Auslese aber noch eine Nummer konzentrierter, obwohl sie verhältnismässig leise beginnt, aber nach einem kurzen Moment am Gaumen kommt gleich die Explosion, das sind pure, konzentrierte Zitrusaromen, dennoch schmiegt sich der Wein zart und weich an den Gaumen, ein Zeichen für total ausgereifte Säure, das ist echt ein Erlebnis, diese Auslese, die Länge des Nachhalls kann ich nicht messen, ich sollte ja irgendwann den nächsten Wein probieren.



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Dr. Loosen produces only Riesling from traditional, slate-soil vineyards in the Mosel valley. A full range of Prädikat wines is made from six grand cru single-vineyard sites. The vineyards of Dr. Loosen owe their excellent quality to three major factors: the exceptional regional climate of the Middle Mosel area, the mineral-rich slate and volcanic soils, and the incredible age of the estate’s ungrafted Riesling vines. All of Dr. Loosen’s six major vineyards were designated as Erste Lage (equivalent to grand cru) in the 1868 Prussian classification of Mosel vineyards, which was undertaken for tax assessment purposes. This classification predates the grand cru system in Burgundy, and was updated by Stuart Pigott and Hugh Johnson in the Wine Atlas of Germany (1995). Long ago, stone steps were built into the Erdener Treppchen vineyard's steep hillside to help workers reach the vines. The iron-infused, red slate soil produces wines that are muscular and complex, with an intense mineral finish. Wines from Erdener Treppchen are more like a powerful, hard-body rock climber than the graceful ballet dancer of Wehlener Sonnenuhr. They benefit greatly from a few years in the bottle to develop fully.

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