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."
Dr. Loosen's Blue Slate Kabinett is one of Riesling's top global ambassadors. The 2014 is spot on fresh and vibrant, with fine sophistication. Light straw color; enticing aromas of dried leaves and tart nectarine, medium depth; light bodied; off-dry, medium acidity, well-balanced; vibrant tart peach, nectarine flavors; medium finish; fresh, perky aftertaste. Wouldn't you like to enjoy this one with a plate of sashimi? I know I would. (Tasted: June 17, 2015, San Francisco, CA)