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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 1998
Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 1998
(search item no. 11470)
collectible wine

PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wehlener Sonnenuhr (The Sundial of Wehlener) is a precipitously steep, rocky vineyard yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The stony, gray-slate soil gives the wine a delicate and crisp acidity that perfectly balances the pure peach and lemon fruit. Its an aristocratic and charming wine that dances gracefully on the palate.
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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."