Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2018
2018 DR. L RIESLING
[90 pts] Wine Enthusiast — BEST BUY —
“Pristine pink grapefruit and blossom notes extend from nose to finish in this fantastic value
Riesling. Zesty and spry, it offers concentrated citrus and guava flavors filigreed by crystalline
cuts of slate and steel. It’s delicious already, but should hold through 2023.” August 2020
[86 pts] Wine & Spirits — BEST BUY —
“From Ernst Loosen’s négociant line, this is well-priced picnic wine, with bright, sweet-lime
flavors and enough acidity to keep it clean.” February 2020
Gebrüder Loosen (“Loosen Brothers” in German), is the winemaking company that produces the range of Dr. L wines. It is owned by Ernst Loosen, who also owns the Dr. Loosen estate, and is managed by his younger brother, Thomas. Together, the brothers work with small growers throughout the Mosel region to source fruit for the wines, which are vinified by the same highly skilled cellar team that produces the Dr. Loosen estate wines. Very strict quality standards require that the growers improve their viticulture in order to sustainably grow the healthy, perfectly ripe fruit that Ernst and Thomas want for these wines.
THE MOSEL REGION
Located in far western Germany, the Mosel valley’s steep, southfacing slopes and slate soil create the perfect conditions for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun and a racy minerality. The cool, northern climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly, for full flavor development, while retaining bright, refreshing acidity.
DR. L RIESLING
This top-selling Loosen Bros. Riesling embodies the delicate and racy characteristics of traditional, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very affordable price for every day enjoyment. It is a bright, vibrant, fruit-driven wine, with a juicy mid-palate and a crisp, drying finish.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Viticulture: Sustainable, according to strict German environmental regulations
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Vinification: Produced in 100% stainless steel; fermentation stopped by chilling
Residual Sweetness: 44.5 grams/liter
Total Acidity: 7.5 grams/liter