Dr Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 2018

Dr Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 2018

 

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Dr Loosen
Red Slate Dry Riesling 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Germany
  • Region : Mosel
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Crisp Dry White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Riesling

This dry counterpart to the classically fruity “Blue Slate” Riesling Kabinett is produced exclusively with fruit from estate-owned vineyards in Ürzig and Erden that have the iron-rich red slate soil. Fermented naturally in 3,000-liter casks.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 87 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Dr. Loosen’s “Red Slate” Riesling is a dry counterpart to the classically fruity “Blue Slate” Kabinett. It is produced with fruit from estate-owned vineyards in the red slate soils in the villages of Erden and Ürzig. Farmed specifically for producing a dry wine, it is fermented with native yeasts in 3,000-liter, neutral oak casks.

The casks help to soften the acidity, and they allow a tiny amount of oxygenation that adds texture and greater complexity to the wine. Red Slate Riesling Dry has an intense minerality that is warm and enveloping, with a floral, spicy, citrus blossom aroma and a harmonious palate.

The dry style is ideal for classic continental cuisine.

Robert Parker (RP) : 87 Points (2014)
The 2014 Riesling trocken Rotschiefer (aka Red Slate) is sourced in the Zeltinger/Rachtiger Deutschherrenberg, Erdener Herrenberg, and the grands crus Lösnicher Försterlay and Kinheimer Rosenberg. Although the Loosen team selected three different kind of grapes and eliminates botrytis for the dry wines, especially for the Kabinetts, there are some overripe raisin flavors on the bright nose. Light-footed and very mineral on the medium-bodied palate, this 11.5% alcohol Rotschiefer displays a stimulatingly crisp, salty and grippy finish.

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Dr Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 02-12-2020 . Score: 4