2021 Dr Loosen Wehlener-Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

Class-act Kabinett from one of the world's great Riesling sites and the hands of the one and only Erni Loosen.

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Since taking control of his family's 200+-year-old winery in 1988, Ernst Loosen has taken Dr. Loosen to new heights.

His commitment to quality has seen him revolutionise the way that Dr. Loosen approached their great vineyard holdings on the slopes and valleys of the Mosel. He insisted on lower yields, farming with organic sprays rather than chemicals, and a gentler approach in the winery. It was an approach that was ahead of its time and has seen Dr. Loosen rise to be one of the benchmark producers of this famous region.

The Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard ("Sundial of Wehlen") is one of the most famous vineyards in the middle Mosel. It's one of Erni Loosen's pride and joys.

It's pitch-perfect Kabinett from one of the great Riesling vineyards in the world.

Wehlener Sonnenuhr (pronounced VAY-len-er ZON-en-ooer) was rated “First Vineyard” (Erste Lage) in the 1868 Prussian classification of the Mosel, and “Great First-Class” in the Wine Atlas of Germany by Hugh Johnson & Stuart Pigott (1995). In 2012 it was classified as Grosse Lage (Grand Cru) by the VDP, Germany’s top growers association. This precipitously steep, rocky vineyard consistently yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The mineral-rich, blue Devonian slate soil gives the wine a crisp acidity that perfectly balances the pure peach and lemon fruit.With the lightest soil of all the vineyards on the long hillside from Bernkastel to Wehlen, the famous “sundial” vineyard produces the quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with racy minerality and endless charm. The early picked Kabinett Prädikat (ripeness level) is the lightest and most delicate style of German Riesling that is possible to produce. Nothing can compare with its elegance and subtlety, as this wine proves with its fine fruitiness and exquisite balance.

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