2016 Dr. Loosen Riesling Dr. L QbA

Year: 2016
Appellation: Mosel
Country: Germany
Wine Spectator: 87
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
Price :

100% Riesling

"A nicely balanced, off-dry Riesling, with vanilla spice framing the core of white peach and cardamom. The acidity is firm and keeps this intact. Drink now. 105,000 cases imported. –AZ " (WS)

Winery Notes:
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.

This entry-level Loosen Bros. Riesling embodies the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. It is a bright, vibrant, fruit-driven wine made with grapes from contracted growers throughout the Mosel River valley who work very closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage. We call it our “Welcome to the Mosel!” wine.

In 2016, the Mosel valley had a cool, wet spring and summer. The prospects for an excellent vintage were rather gloomy until sunny, hot weather arrived in September. Ripeness had been delayed, but came on quickly with the warmer temperatures. Good weather continued through October, giving us beautifully ripe fruit that we could harvest at a measured pace