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 DRY:
This crisp, refreshing Riesling is the dry counterpart to the fruity, off-dry Dr. L Riesling. Together, these two wines represent the entry-level from Loosen Bros., capturing the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. They are produced with grapes from contracted growers throughout the Mosel River valley who work closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage.
Residual Sweetness: 9.6 grams/liter
Total Acidity: 7.5 grams/liter
This has plenty of acidity, but the peachy fruits make this astonishingly attractive for a modestly priced dry riesling. Made from bought-in grapes. A long and ripe finish. Drink now or in 2019 and 2020. Screw cap. - James Suckling 90 Points