Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 2015


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This dry Riesling is produced with fruit from estate-owned vineyards in the red slate soils found in the villages of Ürzig, Erden, Lösnich and Kinheim. It is fermented in the traditional style in 3,000-liter, neutral oak casks and kept on the full lees for 12 months. The extended lees contact stabilizes the wine naturally and gives it time to develop a harmonious balance.
Category White Wine
Country Germany
Region Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Brand Dr. Loosen
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Riesling trocken Rotschiefer (aka Red Slate) is very aromatic on first nose, but becomes more and more subtle, fresh and slate-like with aeration. This is a light, but round and charming Riesling with a lush and juicy fruit; it has delicate structure and a nice grip from the one year sur lie aging in 3,000-liter barrels. The finish is long, aromatic and very well structured. The grapes for this wine are sourced from the top sites: Ürziger Würzgarten, Kinheimer Rosenberg and the Lösnicher Försterlay, and a few lesser sites that are all based on red slate soils.

Stephan Reinhardt, April 28, 2017