The rocky, blue Devonian slate soil of the “sundial” vineyard produces quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with racy minerality
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Mosel 2012
"...limited production, sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50 percent affected by botrytis. The botrytis mold, (aka “Noble Rot”) draws moisture from the grapes, dehydrating them and concentrating the juice. The resulting wine is dense, intensely flavored and rich on the palate, but even at the Auslese level, the Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard retains the elegant structure that is characteristic of this great site." Winery Note
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. His vision and uncompromising pursuit of quality are not only reflected in his wines, but also widely recognized by the international wine press. Ernst Loosen has done invaluable work to re-establish worldwide admiration and demand for German wines, and he was named "Man of the Year 2005" by Decanter Magazine.