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2016 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Mosel Riesling Kabinett

Dr. Loosen

Our Price: $34.99 / bottle (RRP: $40.00) Case: 12  x 750 ml
'Purity personified, vibrant, long and precise. Rose's lime juice is perfectly balanced by mouthwatering acidity.'
96  Points -  James Halliday (2015 Vintage)
  • This precipitously steep and rocky vineyard, Wehlener Sonnenuhr yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The classic blue slate soil gives the wine a delicate, crisp acidity that perfectly balances the pure peach and lemon fruit. It's a charming wine that dances gracefully on the palate.

  • TASTING NOTES  

    The famous Sundial vineyard, in the village of Wehlen, produces the quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with a racy texture and endless charm. The early picked Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of German Riesling. Nothing can compare with its elegance and subtlety, as this wine proves with its fine fruitiness and exquisite balance.

    WINEMAKING NOTES

    Winery - The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realised that he had vines in some of Germany's best-rated vineyards. To maximise the potential of those vines, he dramatically crop size, uses only organic fertilisation, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices with a minimum of handling.

    Vineyard - Located in far western Germany, the Mosel valley's steep, south-facing 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.

    Vintage - Under close to perfect conditions, we were able to harvest grapes with optimal mist weights and acidity levels, producing wines in all quality levels. The vintage also gave us excellent yields, with a beautiful balance of ripeness and acidity. The wines are dense and concentrated, but with the delicate and graceful style of the Mosel.

    Winemaking - Cool fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional Fuder barrels; half fermented with natural yeasts, half with cultured yeasts; fermentation stopped by chilling.

    WINE ANALYSIS  

    Residual Sweetness - 46.7 grams/litre
    Total Acidity - 8.9 grams/litre
    Alc/vol - 8.0%

  • 2015 Vintage Reviews

    'Has that extra edge of quality that distinguishes it from its Bernkasteler and Graacher siblings, purity personified, vibrant, long and precise. Rose's lime juice is perfectly balanced by mouthwatering acidity on the finish and aftertaste.'
    96 Points - James Halliday (The Weekend Australian June 2017)


    '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.
    '
    91 points - Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate)



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