This estate-grown Dr Loosen Riesling Eiswein comes from special parcels in the Erdener Treppchen and Ürziger Würzgarten grand-cru sites. Eiswein (“ice wine”) is another of nature’s rare and wonderful gifts from the Mosel to the wine world. Dr Loosen holds aside certain plots of vines, hoping for a freeze deep enough (minimum –8° C) to harvest frozen grapes. These grapes are picked in the small hours of the morning and pressed while still frozen, to slowly squeeze out a few drops of precious nectar while leaving the water behind as ice. The result is a vibrant, racy dessert wine that is strikingly different from the rounder, more honeyed style of the wines concentrated by botrytis. These vines are aged 60 years on average and are farmed sustainably, according to strict German environmental regulations. These grapes were picked on 30th November 2016 and fermented in stainless steel. Alcohol 7%; RS 143 g/L; TA 9.8g/L.
Bottle Size 375ml