Dr. Loosen Erdener Pralat Auslese 2004

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

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Item No. 86256
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • W&S95
  • RP93
  • ST93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • W&S95
  • WS93
  • 1999
  • WS90
  • 1998
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Erdener Pralat (The Bishop of Erdener) combines perfect exposure, red slate soil and an extraordinarily warm microclimate to produce wines of power and nobility. The vineyards position between the river and massive cliffs results in exceptional ripeness, making Spatlese and Auslese wines possible in almost every vintage.

"Pale golden yellow. Baked apple, sweet herbs and flint on the nose. Extremely elegant and airy in spite of its sheer density, the pineapple fruit giving way to cinnamon and slate. Fine, spicy finish boasts outstanding persistence. This wine really invites one to drink it."
International Wine Cellar

"One of the Mosel's greatest vineyards..."
-Wines & Spirits

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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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