Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Grosses Gewächs Riesling, Mosel 2015

Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Grosses Gewächs Riesling, Mosel 2015

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From Dr. Loosen’s famous “sundial” vineyard, in the village of Wehlen, produces delicate and refined Mosel Rieslings with racy minerality and endless charm from 100 years old vines, completely hand picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts in a neutral oak cask, and kept on the full lees for a year before bottling. The extended maturation time allows the wine to develop greater texture and to find its natural harmony.

2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr GG Dry Riesling offers very clear, elegant, intense and subtle slate and gentle stone fruit and white flower aromas. On the palate delicate apricot, citrus fruit with lychee and darjeeling tea. Perfect sweetness and acidity balance. Full-bodied, fruity mineral, very complex, elegant and puristic. A great Mosel Riesling.

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AWARDS

17,5/20 Jancis Robinson: "The Sonnenuhr uses stone fruit and a gentle floral aroma to distinguish itself from the other Loosen renditions. The palate pleases with soft apricot and a very rich texture. Will appeal to the aficionados of the sweeter and softer style of Grosses Gewächs, a subtle citrus-peel edge satisfies the demand for freshness."


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The Dr. Loosen Estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that had some of Germany’s best rated vineyards. He dramatically restricts crop size, uses only organic fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices to allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling. Dr Loosen is one of Germany's most famous Riesling producers, and has won numerous awards for many of its wines. Ernest Loosen was Decanter Magazine's Man of the Year in 2005 and is widely considered to be one of the world's most influential winemakers.


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Mosel is the most famous wine regions of Germany, also the third largest in terms of production. Its reputation dates back to the Romans who planted the first vineyards along the Mosel river and the city of Trier around the second century. The region is known for its steep slopes overlooking the rivers, on which the vineyards are planted. The steepest vineyard site in the world is located in the town of Bremm, with an incline of 65 degrees. The Mosel’s steep, southfacing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. Generally cool conditions allow the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity.