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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, 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.
Eiswein (Ice Wine) is a vibrant, racy dessert wine produced from grapes that have frozen solid in the vineyard. These grapes are gathered and then pressed while still frozen, resulting in an extremely concentrated wine with juicy sweetness and a firm, crisp finish.
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.
Winery: Dr. Loosen
Appellation: Mosel / Product of Germany
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Bottle: 187 ml.
Quality Level: Prädikatswein Eiswein
Soil: Multicolored Slate Soils
Viticulture: Sustainable, according to strict German environmental regulations;
Hand-Picked at minus 8 degrees in the early morning hours
Vinification: Produced in 100% stainless steel