Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling


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Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Soil Type: Blue Devonian slate
Age of Vines: 60 years average; ungrafted
Viticulture: Sustainable, according to strict German environmental regulations
Average Yield: 50 hl/ha
Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
Vinification: Cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks and traditional Fuder barrels; half
fermented with natural yeasts, half with cultured yeasts; stopped by chilling
Alcohol: 8.5%
Residual Sweetness: 57.0 grams/liter
Total Acidity: 8.5 grams/liter


[94] Wine Enthusiast
“The nose is demure here, suggesting more mineral and earth than obvious fruit. But the palate
surprises with heaving layers of juicy white-grapefruit, peach and apple flavors. It’s delightfully
zesty and spry, balancing sweet against tart and lingering on a cool steely tang.”

April 2019
[92+] Wine Enthusiast
“Offers a ripe, intense and spicy-mineral nose with delicious slate and Riesling aromas. On the
palate, this is a lush, round, intense and salty-piquant Spätlese with good grip and tension. Lovely
and highly stimulating.” June 2019

This precipitously steep and rocky vineyard, Wehlener Sonnenuhr (VAY-len-er ZON-en-ooer) yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. It has very light soil and the purest blue slate of any Mosel vineyard. This gives the wine a lively minerality and a delicate, crisp acidity that perfectly balances the bright flavors of white peach and lemon. It’s an aristocratic and charming wine that dances gracefully on the palate.

The soil in Wehlen is composed of broken and weathered shards of the purest blue slate in the Mosel valley. This purity is reflected in the wines

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Weight 2.65 lbs
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