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Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2019


We’ve never had anything from Dr Loosen that wasn’t brilliant and terrific value to boot. The 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr is simply incredible. Broad shouldered, structured and smoky with an unbelievable cavalcade of citrus, stone fruits, spice, red fruits and minerals. One for the ages. Waters Wine Co

The “Sundial of Wehlen” is one of the greatest vineyards in the Middle Mosel. The soil is almost nothing but broken shards of blue Devonian slate, which gives a lively minerality to the wines. Citrus and white peach flavours predominate when the wines are young, turning to a pure expression of the mineral soil as they age. 100% Riesling from vines of more than 100 years of age. Fermented with indigenous yeast in a 3,000-litre, neutral oak, cask; matured on the full lees for 12 months; no bâtonnage.

From vines planted in 1911 or earlier in the Laichen lieu-dit, Loosen’s 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling GG Alte Reben is sylphlike, highly delicate and fine in its multilayered, fruity, floral and crunchy/flinty bouquet that reveals very fine slate aromas and even salty notes. Absolutely fabulous! Silky textured, lush and generous yet highly finessed, this is an intense yet subtle, pure and minerally fresh Riesling from one of the Mosel’s finest vineyard. The finish is long, fresh, piquant and sustainably structured as well as salty. Irresistible. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. 96 points – Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate October 2020

Succulent and filigree with tons of white peaches and super vibrant acidity. Enormous freshness and a really vibrant finish. Drink or hold. 95 points – Stuart Pigott, March 2021


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