Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Auslese 2005

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

$45.99
Item No. 91893
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS95
  • W&S94
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Winemaker's Notes

"A lively, appealing auslese of great clarity, featuring passion fruit, pineapple and mineral flavors. Already delicious, yet should develop more length and nuance with age. Picks up an orange note on the long aftertaste."
-Wine Spectator Highly Recommended

"In 2005, it's often at the Spätlese level that German riesling is most expressive, and the balance and grace of this one is striking, its core of fresh pear and lime flavors held in firm, kinetic tension by a fine and filigreed structure. It races through the palate, feeling composed and complete, all its components working together in harmony."
-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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