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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Dr. Loosen Dr. L Estate QbA 2001
Dr. Loosen Dr. L Estate QbA 2001
(search item no. 54271)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced Low-zen) assumed ownership of the estate in 1988, he soon realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old, and vineyard sites rated according to his estate-specific classification and the more current Wine Atlas of Germany, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines.

Ernst reduced his crop size. He stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic ferti1izers. And, most importantly, he reached back to a gentler century for cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling.

With his modern world view and his traditional, old-fashioned approach to winemaking, Ernst strives to produce wines that unmistakably say Riesling, Mosel and Dr. Loosen.

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About Dr Loosen:

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 almost half of what is permitted by law, only moderate use of organic fertilizers, and old-fashioned cellar practices, Loosen strives to create wines that unmistakably say, "Riesling, Mosel, and Dr. Loosen." In his own words, "The great winemakers I have met invariably possess a clear concept in their mind of what their wine should be. It's a vision that places terrior over technology, and grape quality over quantity. This is the level of winemaking we pursue at Dr. Loosen. Our goal is to produce wines that are luscious, complex, and true to their roots."