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2009 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese #32

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ITEM 8320081 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased from a private collector

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
mwmo 1 $25 $25
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8332124 1 $26 Jul 17, 2022
I8320081 1 $25 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

91The Wine Advocate

...delightfully persistent, infectiously juicy finish that introduces hints of nut oils and salted caramel.

91Wine Spectator

Ripe and silky, delivering a floral aroma and peach cobbler, apricot and white berry flavors, with hints of chocolate. The mouthfilling finish is juicy and fresh.

91Wine Enthusiast

...sweet and lush, with ripe cherry-berry notes balanced by fresh limes and a chaser of crushed stone. Long and balanced, suitable for contemplative sipping or partnering slightly spicy or sweet dishes.

90Vinous / IWC

Lively aromas of nectarine, white peach and lime. Elegant and creamy... Mineral salts linger on the appealing finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Very intense, quite stern nose with real density. Very explosively fruity on the palate. Chalky finish in terms of texture.

PRODUCER

Dr. Loosen

Dr. Loosen is a 200-year-old estate in Mosel, Germany. Ernest Loosen took over the family estate in 1988 and has continued to improve the already noteworthy Rieslings made at Dr. Loosen. The estate includes six Grand Cru vineyards and produces white wines that range from sweet to dry. Gault Millau annual guide to German wines named Ernest Loosen German winemaker of the year in 2001. Wine writer Jancis Robinson has written that “Ernie Loosen has single-handedly put German wine on the world stage and into the 21st century. He has done it by a mixture of irreverence, tireless traveling and an uncompromising quest for quality.”

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Spätlese

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.