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  • Dr. Loosen, Riesling Auslese

Dr. Loosen, Riesling Auslese

Dr. Loosen, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Auslese

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From the winery: (The Little Staircase of Erden) Our residual sweetness classics. Highly selected wines, which reflect the strength of our growing area. In hardly any other growing area are such wines harvested that have concentrated fresh fruit and intensity, coupled with delicate lightness. These wines have the potential to be laid down for 30 to 40 years. Such multiply selected wines with low alcohol can only be harvested from fully ripe Riesling grapes.
Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany desserts – or even more heavily ripened - they then also go with various game dishes. But they do not always have to be drunk with food; nicely cooled these wines always promise to be a real delight. This vineyard is so steep that, long ago, stone steps were built into the hillside to help workers reach the vines. The iron-infused, red slate soil produces wines that are muscular and complex, with an intense mineral finish. Wines from Erdener Treppchen are more like a powerful, hard-body rock climber than the graceful ballet dancer of Wehlener.
Auslese means "selected from the harvest," and is a luscious, limited-production sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50 percent affected by botrytis mould, (aka "Noble Rot") draws moisture from the grapes, dehydrating them and concentrating the juice. The resulting wine is dense, intensely flavored and rich on the palate, but balanced by Riesling's naturally crisp acidity.

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