2015 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Grosses Gewachs Reserve Riesling

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From one of the Mosel's most talented and prolific vineyards, this dry Riesling is ballerina graceful with its joyful precision and charming depth.

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Riesling is one of few grapes capable of producing exceptional wines in both sweet and dry renditions.

And unmatched in this class is the Sonnenuhr vineyard of Wehlen. These fragrant peachy wines share a graceful precision, finesse and capacity to age for decades. Most importantly they’re a joy to drink at almost any stage in their evolution.

Ernie Loosen’s Reserve edition lavishes attention on this ballerina wine, adding charming depth and texture to this captivating, softly textured lemon-herbal dose of deliciousness.

The Mosel is dominated by blue slate soils and the wines of the world-renowned Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard are considered the finest expression of this soil type.

This special dry GG Reserve bottling is taken from the Laychen, a parcel of original, ungrafted vines that are at least 130 years old.

Spontaneously fermented in 1,000-liter oak barrels; aged 24 months in barrel on full lees; no batonnage; aged 24 months in bottle.

18 Points - "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. " - Michael Schmidt (Jancis Robinson)

97 Points - "Super elegant and refined with great herbal delicacy, this is as graceful as dry Mosel Riesling gets. Buy it also has deep slate foundations that give it imposing presence. I love the laser-beam, straight finish that shoots out in the direction of infinity. Drink or hold." - Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)

93 Points - "From roughly 130-year-old, ungrafted vines, the 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Alte Reben GG is from the Laychen plot and offers a beautifully clear, bright and fresh Riesling, slate and lemon bouquet with a remarkable depth and mineral freshness. It is full-bodied, round and lush on the palate, with a smooth acidity and a generous texture. This is a mouth-filling, pretty rich and fruit-intense Sonnenuhr with very fine tannins and a long, aromatic finish. I recommend cellaring this grand cru for another 5-10 years, during which time it will gain more finesse and transparency, and should lose its baby fat." - Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate)

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