2019 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Grosses Gewachs Riesling

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Outstanding release of Loosen's sought-after GG from Wehlener Sonnenuhr. Great value for this benchmark Grosses Gewachs.

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The Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard ("Sundial of Wehlen") is one of the most famous vineyards in the middle Mosel. This is Dr. Loosen's finest Riesling off that site. One of Erni Loosen's pride and joys.

This is considered one the finest wines in the Dr. Loosen range and offers excellent value for money in the context of the great white wines of the world.

The “Sundial of Wehlen” is one of the greatest vineyards in the Middle Mosel. The soil is almost nothing but broken shards of blue Devonian slate, which gives a lively minerality to the wines. Citrus and white peach flavours predominate when the wines are young, turning to a pure expression of the mineral soil as they age. 100% Riesling from vines of more than 100 years of age. Fermented with indigenous yeast in a 3,000-litre, neutral oak, cask; matured on the full lees for 12 months; no bâtonnage.

96 Points - "From vines planted in 1911 or earlier in the Laichen lieu-dit, Loosen's 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling GG Alte Reben is sylphlike, highly delicate and fine in its multilayered, fruity, floral and crunchy/flinty bouquet that reveals very fine slate aromas and even salty notes. Absolutely fabulous! Silky textured, lush and generous yet highly finessed, this is an intense yet subtle, pure and minerally fresh Riesling from one of the Mosel's finest vineyard. The finish is long, fresh, piquant and sustainably structured as well as salty. Irresistible. Tasted at the domain in September 2020." - Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate)

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