Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of
Riesling in Germany, but light doesn't necessarily
mean weak. This Kabinett, from a "grand cru" vineyard in the village of Erden, combines extraordinary concentration and length with a bracing minerality.
The Treppchen Kabinett always stands out as a young wine, with its precocious red fruits and dense minerality from the red slate soil. An elegant yet muscular wine, it makes an ideal aperitif, as well as an excellent partner for lighter seafood and poultry dishes. This wine benefits greatly from a few years in the bottle.
"Lemon, sassafras, and black tea pungent smokiness in the nose of Loosen's 2009 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett lead to a polished, cooling display of herb, honeydew melon, and citrus that finishes with effortless refreshment and whiff of smoke and a kiss of wet stone. Here is another little classic of its type apt to perform well for 15-20 years.
The Wine Advocate
"Shows wonderful purity of fruit—green apple and lime, perhaps a touch of flower shop greens—and impreccable balance, being light in body, off dry, crisp and refreshing. Delicious."
"Rich, with a fresh base of acidity driving the peach, lime and mineral notes. Lively, balanced and enjoyable now for its primary fruit. Drink now through 2020."