2018 Dr Loosen Riesling Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett
The grapes for this Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler Lay come from traditional vineyards with slightly less steep slopes of slate. 'Lay' (pronunciation: Laï) stands for 'lei' in an old local dialect. The vineyards are located between the winery of Dr. Loosen and the village of Bernkastel. The deeper and heavier soil gives the wine an alluring minerality.
On the palate, the wine is lively on the palate, juicy, elegant, mildly sweet and easily digestible. The Bernkasteler has the classic riesling fruit, such as apple and white peach, with a fine, elegant texture and a pure finish. In the mouth fresh and juicy with a little bit of residual sugar. Mild and wonderfully soft with a rich taste. This appetizing wine with only 7.5% alcohol is an excellent aperitif. Can be widely used at the table, with most fish and seafood dishes, white meat, pasta with a creamy gorgonzola sauce and soft cheeses. Also very rewarding as a thirst quenching and quenching companion of spicy and even spicy Eastern dishes.
The domain Dr. Loosen has been in the same family for more than 200 years. When Ernst Loosen took over the helm in 1988, he came into possession of very special vines with an average age of more than 60 years! Part of the vineyards itself consists of grafted sticks of more than 120 years old! To be able to produce world-class wines, Ernst Loosen drastically reduced the yield per hectare and immediately stopped the systematic chemical fertilization of the vineyards. Since then, only natural fertilizers have been used in small quantities. The biggest revolution took place in the wine cellars, where everything was set up to treat the grapes, must and wines as gently as possible, in order to fully preserve the essence of terroir and grape. The Riesling prevails in the vineyards as a unique grape. It comes in various forms, from dry to noble sweet, from elegant and light to full and ultra-concentrated, depending on the harvest time, the age of the vines, the ripening stage of the grapes, the presence or absence of noble rot (botrytis), the terroir and of course, the harvest year. The bottom of dr. Loosen vineyards consist of a rock-hard slate substrate that forces the roots to go deep in search of water, minerals and nutrition. The location of the vineyards on the extremely steep, south-facing slopes on the banks of the Mosel is ideal for a slow, perfect ripening. The grapes were basically bathing three times in the sun, directly and reflected off the stone bottom and the river. Dr.'s vineyards Loosen is located along the lazily swinging Mosel, between Bernkastel and Kindel, with world-famous names such as Bernkasteler Lay, Dr. Loosen, Graacher Himmelreich, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Urziger Würzgarten, Erdener Prälat and Erdener Treppchen.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Lightly sweet, Mineral, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|