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Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2018

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750ML / 8.5% ABV
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750ML / 8.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

2018 was a truly great vintage in Germany. From the famous “sundial” vineyard of Wehlen, this ethereal, delicate Kabinett exhibits aromas of white peaches, lime zest and spring flowers. Racy and precise on the palate, with flavors of green apple, yellow plum and Meyer lemon. Low alcohol - only 8.5%. 

Serve with a well seasoned pork chop or a slow-roasted chicken. 

Critical Acclaim

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JS 93
James Suckling

This has such deliciously fresh aromas of white peaches with sweetly fragrant white flowers. The palate has sleek apple-pastry flavors and a fresh, juicy textural kick. Fresh finish. Nice elegance and gentle tension.

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast

Loads of crushed minerals lend a crystalline tone to zesty lime, green apple and lemon flavors in this delightfully off-dry kabinett. Light sabers of citrus acidity and a salty mineral streak lend a Margarita-like kick to a lingering finish.

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W&S 90
Wine & Spirits

Sweetly ripe and floral, this feels juicy and lifted, the vibrant acidity acting like spice on the white-peach fruit. It’s sunny and giving, with an underlay of stony flavors that keeps it firm and lasting.

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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 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 terroir 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."

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Following the Mosel River as it slithers and weaves dramatically through the Eifel Mountains in Germany’s far west, the Mosel wine region is considered by many as the source of the world’s finest and longest-lived Rieslings.

Mosel’s unique and unsurpassed combination of geography, geology and climate all combine together to make this true. Many of the Mosel’s best vineyard sites are on the steep south or southwest facing slopes, where vines receive up to ten times more sunlight, a very desirable condition in this cold climate region. Given how many twists and turns the Mosel River makes, it is not had to find a vineyard with this exposure. In fact, the Mosel’s breathtakingly steep slopes of rocky, slate-based soils straddle the riverbanks along its entire length. These rocky slate soils, as well as the river, retain and reflect heat back to the vineyards, a phenomenon that aids in the complete ripening of its grapes.

Riesling is by far the most important and prestigious grape of the Mosel, grown on approximately 60% of the region’s vineyard land—typically on the desirable sites that provide the best combination of sunlight, soil type and altitude. The best Mosel Rieslings—dry or sweet—express marked acidity, low alcohol, great purity and intensity with aromas and flavors of wet slate, citrus and stone fruit. With age, the wine’s color will become more golden and pleasing aromas of honey, dried apricot and sometimes petrol develop.

Other varieties planted in the Mosel include Müller-Thurgau, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), all performing quite well here.

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