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Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2017

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Wehlener Sonnenuhr (pronounced VAY-len-er ZON-en-ooer) was rated “First Vineyard” (Erste Lage) in the 1868 Prussian classification of the Mosel, and “Great First-Class” in the Wine Atlas of Germany by Hugh Johnson & Stuart Pigott (1995). In 2012 it was classified as Grosse Lage (Grand Cru) by the VDP, Germany’s top growers association. This precipitously steep, rocky vineyard consistently yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The mineral-rich, blue Devonian slate soil gives the wine a crisp acidity that perfectly balances the pure peach and lemon fruit.


With the lightest soil of all the vineyards on the long hillside from Bernkastel to Wehlen, the famous “sundial” vineyard produces the quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with racy minerality and endless charm. The early picked Kabinett Prädikat (ripeness level) is the lightest and most delicate style of German Riesling that is possible to produce. Nothing can compare with its elegance and subtlety, as this wine proves with its fine fruitiness and exquisite balance.


These are 60-year-old vines on average, grown on blue Devonian slate. It's farmed sustainably, according to strict German environmental regulations. Cool fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and Fuder barrels, half fermented with natural yeasts, half with cultured yeasts. Alcohol 8%; RS 47.2g/L; total acidity 9.6g/L.


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Dr Loosen has been in the same family for more than 200 years and its present guardian, Ernst Loosen, is one of the great characters of the wine world. He assumed ownership of the estate in 1988 and immediately realised that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany's best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Erni dramatically reduced his crop size and ceased using chemical fertilisers, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilisers. And, most importantly, he turned to gentler cellar practices that allow the wine to develop to its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling. - Importer Note

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesOrganic/Biodynamic
Product typeWine White Riesling
Vintage2017
CountryGermany
RegionMosel
Sub-RegionMosel

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