Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2015, Mosel (187ml)

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Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2015, Mosel (187ml)
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A small, quarter bottle, of one of Germany's best sweet wines. It's an auslese - the picking of just those bunches of grapes that are both very ripe, and that have been infected with botrytis. (Nothing to worry about, it's a natural mould on the surface of the grapes which, by sucking out water from them, concentrates the sugars to sweet nectar.)

We'd wager there's very little in nature you'll taste as sweet as this. Hence why it comes in the dinky bottle. You'll only need a tiny amount to experience this marvel of winemaking.

Restrained aromas of white peach and crushed minerals turn riper and bolder on the palate of this powerful auslese. Intensely honeyed and buoyantly peachy, it coats the palate in slicks of sweet nectar and vibrant tangerine acidity. It's a lavish, richly textured wine with lingering yet elegant sweetness. Wine Enthusiast 94 pts
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Percentage Alcohol

8.5

Region

Mosel

Grape Variety

Riesling

Country

Germany

Style

Sweet White

Food Match

ArrayBlue Cheese, Desserts, Fruit Based Desserts

Vegan

Vegan

£11.49
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The Producer

A family-run estate for over 200 years, current owner Ernst Loosen took the reins in 1988. He soon realised that, with the estate's superlative vineyard sites in the middle Mosel valley, including ungrafted vines averaging over 50 years old, he had the very best raw materials at his disposal. He began by drastically reducing yields and moving away from chemical fertilisers. The estate has become a member of the prestigious VDP, Germany’s association of top-rated wine estates and has been named one of the ten best estates in Germany by nearly every wine publication worldwide.
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The Winemaker

A love of archaeology should have led to a career studying the local Roman ruins but Ernst's father decided to hand the estate over to the next generation in the mid-eighties which precipitated a swift career change, with winemaking studies at Geisenheim and a world tour of vineyards from Austria to California. Since Ernst has taken over the business, the Dr Loosen wines have received countless awards across the world. One of the wine trade's larger than life characters, Ernst was named ' White Winemaker of the Year' at the International Wine Challenge in 2005 and Decanter Man of the Year in the same year.

The Region

The Dr Loosen vineyards owe their quality to three major factors: the cool climate of the middle Mosel area, the mineral-rich slate and volcanic soils and the extreme age of the estate’s ungrafted vines. The Mosel’s steep south-facing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, with generally cool conditions allowing the grapes to ripen slowly whilst retaining bright acidity, while during cooler nights, the river holds heat to protect the vines. The Mosel’s slatey soil and numerous rocky outcroppings warm the vineyards by reflecting sunlight and holding the heat of the day. Old vines, some of which are around 120 years old, produce naturally lower yields, which results in a higher concentration of fruit and flavour in the wine.
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