For your culinary vacations, few bottles are as textured, mouthwatering and mineral-driven as this amazing white. Its electric acidity, honied hints, and unctuous weight are sure to up your takeout game.
Ernst Loosen is one of the world’s great champions of one of the world’s great grapes. A passionate and tireless promoter of Riesling and its virtues, he’s also a wonderfully gifted winemaker. His ability to focus the delicate, ephemeral nature of Riesling into wines capable of aging alongside the world’s brawniest reds is truly remarkable. No one with a working palate can deny that what he has done with his family’s 200-year winemaking legacy is quite impressive. The Loosen vineyards in the Middle Mosel are of freakishly high quality. Situated on vertigo-inducing slopes, with some (ungrafted) vines more than 100-years old, they are the sort of raw materials found in few places on the planet. Low, concentrated yields, old roots burrowing through pure slate, ruthless berry selection at harvest… this is the recipe for stunning German wine. Ladies and gentlemen, the Doctor is in.
The sample of the 2019 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett is still very reductive on the bright and floral nose. Juicy and round on the palate, this is a salty-piquant and stimulating Kabinett with good freshness and tension.