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.
WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING KABINETT
The famous sundial vineyard, in the village of Wehlen, produces the quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with a racy texture and endless charm. The early picked Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of German Riesling. Nothing can compare with its elegance and subtlety, as this wine proves with its fine fruitiness and exquisite balance.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Soil Type: Blue Devonian slate
Age of Vines: 60 years average; ungrafted
Viticulture: Sustainable, according to strict German environmental regulations
Average Yield: 50 hl/ha
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Vinification: Cool fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional