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Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2011

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Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2011

Varietal:
Riesling
Vintage:
2011
Alcohol:
11.5%
Size:
750ml
Region:
Germany
12+
Available
$22.99 EA
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Product Description

Pale straw-green; there is a touch of SO2 reduction on the bouquet, adding to the slate/earth/mineral make up of the palate. Seems petulant at being opened so soon after its birth, and while this is not made to be cellared, needs six months or so to get itself together. 89 points, drink to 2014, $22, 11.5% alcohol, screwcap - James Halliday Review

With its bright fruit, cleansing acidity, low alcohol (just 8.5%) and affordable price, the Dr. L 2011 Riesling is the ideal welcome wine for every gathering, and a great go-to glass for just about every course in a meal. A perfect pour for brunch, its flavors complement everything from rich eggs and hollandaise to sweet waffles and salty ham. It’s also excellent with Asian noodle dishes and salad rolls, especially if there is a touch of heat involved. For dessert, Dr. L loves a pear or apple crisp.

This entry-level Dr. Loosen Riesling embodies the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. It is a bright, vibrant, fruit-driven wine made with grapes from contracted growers who work very closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage.

The 2011 Dr. L Riesling evokes a walk through an orchard in the late summer: luscious pear, peach and apple aromas retain the crisp sweet tart quality of ripening fruit just before harvest. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is refreshing and juicy, with zippy acidity balancing bright flavors of pear, apricot, mango and lime. The lush attack is followed by a long finish that is simultaneously sweet and tart, dry and mouth-watering.

Praise from the press

“Dr. L has developed into the sort of consistent, large-production wine consumers can depend on when faced with an otherwise unknown array of wines.”

 — Wine Enthusiast

Awards • European Winery of the Year nominee, 2007 & 2008,

Wine Enthusiast

• Man of the Year 2005, Decanter

• White Wine Maker of the Year 2005, Wine International

• World’s 50 Most Influential Winemakers, Wine & Spirits

• Best German Producer of the Past 25 Years, Wine & Spirits, 2007

• Germany’s Winemaker of the Year 2001, Gault Millau

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