ITEM: 131058

UPC: 183103000570

Dr. Loosen

dr. loosen riesling kabinett blue slate 2020 750ml

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DR. LOOSEN ESTATE BLUE SLATE RIESLING KABINETT 2018

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, southfacing 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.

BLUE SLATE RIESLING KABINETT
This classic Mosel Kabinett is harvested from higher-elevation parcels owned by Dr. Loosen in the villages of Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen. The wine is bright and pure with the vibrant white peach fruit and a floral, flinty minerality that is so typical from blue slate. A plush attack on the mid-palate leads to a deliciously firm, delicate finish. This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood, spicy Asian cuisine and lighter dishes.

THE 2018 VINTAGE
The 2018 Mosel harvest was the earliest ever recorded, but this we also had an early budbreak and flowering, so the development period for the grapes was still within the ideal target range. The harvest was characterized by good yields, healthy fruit at the beginning of harvest, and very good quality. As the harvest progressed we were able to produce an excellent range of dry wines, as well as wines from every Prädikat level, from Kabinett to Trockenbeerenauslese.

TECHNICAL INFO
Appellation: 100% Riesling
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Soil Type: Blue Devonian slate
Viticulture: Sustainable, according to strict German environmental regulations
Average Yield: 70 hl/ha
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Vinification: Cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks; fermentation stopped by chilling
Alcohol: 8.5%
Residual Sweetness: 40.6 grams/liter
Total Acidity: 8.5 grams/liter
UPC: 183103000570

750ml Bottle

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