Dr Loosen Vineyard Mittel Mosel
Probably the best-known quality producer from the Mosel today, Ernst Loosen has achieved a remarkable transformation in both the quality and image of a 22 ha estate with some choice Mittel Mosel plots. The approach is organic and non-interventionist and the wines have lovely depth and intensity but also real elegance and a distinctive expression of their origins. Whether the splendid succulent fruit richness of Wehlener Sonnenuhr, the spice-lined finesse of Ürziger Würzgarten or the more exotic class of Erdener Prälat, there is excellent ripeness, definition and concentration that owes much to old vines and low yields.
Wines are also made from the Erdener Treppchen and Graacher Himmelreich sites. All the wines should be kept for at least 3–4 years, except perhaps the widely seen Dr L, which can have good intensity and attractive fruit. A little Beerenauslese and TBA is also made. Ernst Loosen also produces excellent dry Rieslings at the J L WOLF estate, and another (Eroica) in Washington State in conjunction with CH. STE MICHELLE.
To find out more about Dr Loosen and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to Germany..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)