Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 2009

Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany

Price: $58.99
Item No. 111174
  • ST92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 7.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • W&S92
  • 1999
  • WE93
  • WS90
  • 1997
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

With the 2009 vintage, we have modified the interpretation at Dr. Loosen. In the past, our "regular" Auslese was botrytis free, and botrytisaffected grapes were reserved for the Auslese Goldkapsel. But higher average ripeness levels have blurred the line between Spätlese and Auslese. So beginning with this vintage, we now produce our Auslese from the first botrytis selection, creating a clearer distinction between fully ripe, botrytis-free Spätlese and extra-ripe, botrytis-affected Auslese.

The 2009 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese shows no obvious botrytis, but is exceptionally ripe and rich. You get classic peach and apricot in ample helpings as the wine's lush texture wraps itself around your palate. Juicy acidity and crisp, clean apple on the finish leave you almost guilty for such pleasure.

Critical Acclaim

"Golden yellow. Exotic aromas of raspberry, acacia honey and brown spices. Sweet nectarine fruit and elegant acidity combine deftly to give the wine an almost velvety character. Intense minerality guarantees a long finish."
92 Points

Learn About Dr. Loosen Map ItMap It

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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