Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2005

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

$27.99
Item No. 87392
  • white wine
  • WE92
  • RP90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS92
  • RP91
  • W&S91
  • 2007
  • WE92
  • 2001
  • WS90
  • 1999
  • WE90
  • WS89
  • 1997
  • WS86
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Winemaker's Notes

Unquestionably the estate's greatest vineyard, Erdener Pralat (AIR-din-er PRAY-laht) combines perfece exposure, red slate soil and an extraordinarily warm microclimate to produce wines of power and nobility. The vineyard's position between the river and massive cliffs results in exceptional ripeness, making Spatlese and Auslese wines possible in almost every vintage.

Directly adjacent to the eastern side, this vineyard is so steep that stone steps were built into the hillside centuries ago to enable workers to reach the vines. The gray and red slate soil results in wines that are rich, creamy and complex, with an intense mineral aftertaste.

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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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