This entry-level Loosen 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 who work very
closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve
excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage.
The 2009 Dr. L Riesling
evokes a walk through
an orchard in the late
summer: luscious pear,
peach and apple aromas
retain the crisp sweet-tart
quality of ripening
fruit just before harvest.
On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is refreshing and juicy,
with zippy acidity balancing bright flavors of pear, apricot,
mango and lime. The lush attack is followed by a long finish
that is simultaneously sweet and tart, dry and mouth-watering.