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This extremely popular introductory wine embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. It is refreshing and fruity, with a fine mineral edge that is typical of the region. The grapes used to make Dr. L come exclusively from traditional vineyards with steep slopes and slate soil. By working closely with a select group of growers on long-term contracts, brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen are able to ensure excellent quality in every vintage.
In 2016, the Mosel valley had a cool, wet spring and summer. The prospects for an excellent vintage were rather gloomy until sunny, hot weather arrived in September. Ripeness had been delayed, but came on quickly with the warmer temperatures. Good weather continued through October, giving us beautifully ripe fruit that we could harvest at a measured pace.
Grapes: 100% Riesling
Viticulture: sustainable, according to strict German environmental regulations
Harvest: selective hand picking
Vinification: produced in 100% stainless steel. Fermentation stopped by chilling.
Colour: greenish yellow with straw-yellow reflections.
Bouquet: classic bouquet of the Mosel with well recognizable fruity and mineral notes.
Taste: it presents itself with good body but above all excellent minerality and freshness. The fruity note, apple and apricot, is present and remains intense even in the long and harmonious citrus finish.
Total acidity: 8.6 gr/l
Residual sugar: 44.2 gr/l