VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer (Mosel)
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate R Trocken is a monovarietal Riesling white wine rated as a VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine and produced by Dr. Loosen.
Dr. Loosen is one of the best Riesling-producing wineries in the world. TheLoosen family, which owns the winery, has been devoted to winemaking for over 200 years. The last family member to take over the reins was Ernst Loosen. It has vineyards over 60 years old planted ungrafted, and produces around 70,000 bottles annually, making it one of the largest producers in Mosel.
The vineyards for Dr. Loosen Blue Slate R Trocken are planted on soils of blue slate from the Devonian period, in the Paleozoic era. The average production per hectare is about 70 hectolitres, and they are harvested by hand in order to perform a first selection of the bunches while still in the field.
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate R Trocken ferments in stainless steel tanks, and the fermentation is interrupted cold to leave a little residual sugar.
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate R Trocken is an aromatic white wine, with good honey and a few grams of residual sugars that give it volume and a little sweetness, but these are balanced by a pleasant refreshing acidity.
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate R Trocken 2020 is a dry white wine that offers aromas of citrus fruits and green apples on the nose, accompanied by subtle mineral nuances of blue slate. The palate is vibrant, with marked but well-integrated acidity. A delicate, long and persistent wine.