Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Auslese 2006

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Item No. 93358
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Sophisticated, high-end collector's wine from Germany's Winemaker of the Year in 2001 (Gault Millau). Low alcohol for today's healthier lifestyle.

A massive, racy Riesling — gorgeous on its own, and a spectacular partner for elegant, fresh fruit desserts.

Critical Acclaim

"The Loosen 2006 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese suggest herbal candy and lozenges, Chartreuse-like floral-herbal distillate, honey, and over-ripe honeydew melon. Hints of smoke and wet stone add interest and there is a lovely sense of levity to the long finish, which is clearly balanced and energized by springs of ripe acidity that aren’t directly obvious. (This has only 7.5% alcohol.) Here, too we should have a long – probably 30-year – keeper."
91 Points

"Ripe, golden orchard fruit shines. Apple, lime and stone notes mingle and persist through the finish. Ends with a long aftertaste of honey. Drink now through 2030."
90 Points

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The Dr. Loosen Estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. With ungrafted vines averaging 50 years old, some of the best vineyard sites in Germany (four rated grand cru and two premier cru by both the 1868 German classification and the more current Wine Atlas of Germany), Ernst Loosen has the raw materials for stunningly intense, world-class wines. With crop yields...

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Learn About Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

(moe-ZELL saahr -RUE-wehr) The Mosel river winds its way through this wine region, passing by some of the steepest, most northerly vineyards of the world. The wines from the Mosel have a most distinctive soil based on slate. The slate-rich soils covering the region are what imparts the amazing, well-loved slate-y, mineraly flavors and aromas to the delicate Mosel wines. To keep...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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