Before taking over his family’s wine estate, Ernst Loosen made a pilgrimage to some of the most highly respected wineries in the world. It was his belief that before he could make world-class wines, he first had to understand what it is that makes a wine truly great. Through this voyage of discovery, Ernst developed the foundation for his own winemaking style — a style that is rooted in the authentic expression of the soil, the climate, and the vines themselves. This is the level of winemaking that we pursue at our two estates: Dr. Loosen on the Mosel and J.L. Wolf in the Pfalz. Our goal is to make wines that are delicious to drink and true to their roots. Of course, the measure of any great wine is not where it begins, but where it ends — in your glass.
This pale yellow colored Riesling was very well received by our recent tasting panel. It opens with a light melon like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and slightly viscous with a touch of fizz. The flavor profile is a light lemon tea and orange with some infused minerality. The finish is refreshing, tingly, and subtle.