Dr. Loosen Riesling Blue Slate Kabinett 2010
Blue slate is the most typical type of slate in the Middle Mosel. Rich in potassium, it provides vital nutrients to the vines and gives the wines a pronounced mineral edge that enhances the naturally high acidity of Riesling. In addition to the heat-retaining blue slate soil, the vineyards of Germany's Mosel Valley are characterized by incredibly steep slopes, a favorable position near the river and excellent drainage. This combination results in zippy, mineral-drenched wines that are fruity, crisp and very refreshing to drink.
Pours a bright, clear golden color. Very light fragrance on the nose. Some aromas of apples, pears and minerals. Starts off with a sweet taste of green apples. In the middle there is some minerality to balance the sweet taste, but the green apples are still predominant. Finishes similar to the middle. A slightly sweet and refreshing Kabinett. Very versatile wine, can be drunk on its own or with food. We had it with some taco wraps and it complimented it nicely due to the crisp acidity.
A juicy and fresh-tasting white, with plenty of crisp apple ... Drink now through 2022. -KM
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Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of Riesling in Germany. It is produced from the earliest picking in the best vineyard sites. Dr. Loosen Rieslings from these villages are some of the most elegant white wines in the world, with fine density and subtle power.