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Dr. Loosen Riesling GG Alte Reben "Erdener Treppchen" 2016 (Mosel, Germany) - [RP 95] [WE 94] [DC 92] [AG 91-92]
Dr. Loosen Riesling GG Alte Reben "Erdener Treppchen" 2016 (Mosel, Germany) - [RP 95] [WE 94] [DC 92] [AG 91-92]

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Winery: Dr. Loosen
Varietal: Riesling
Region: Mosel, Germany
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 mL


Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The Erdener Treppchen vineyard produces wines that are muscular and complex, with an intense mineral finish. Grosses Gewächs (GG) simply means “great growth” in German and is the designation for an estate’s best dry wine from a Grosse Lage (grand cru) vine-yard. This limited-production wine is from a parcel of extremely old vines (“alte Reben”) in Erdener Treppchen that lies directly above Erdener Prälat. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and kept in the barrel, on the full lees, for a year before it is bottled. The extended maturation time allows the wine to develop greater texture and a natural harmony.

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Soil Type: Red Devonian slate
Age of Vines: Over 100 years; on original rootstocks
Vineyard Management: Sustainable. Vineyard work and harvest done by hand.
Viticulture: Fermented with indigenous yeasts in traditional 1,000-liter Fuder casks; matured on the full lees for 12 months

Alcohol: 12.5%
Total Acidity: 7.5 grams/liter
Residual Sweetness: 8.8 grams/liter

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"From a plot above and adjacent to the Prälat (so, the same soils and incline but different microclimates), the 2016 Erdener Treppchen Riesling GG Alte Reben is pure, fresh and flinty on the nose, beautifully precise and already mouthwatering. Piquant, fresh and very elegant on the palate, this is a dense, very mineral and salty Treppchen with a long and mouthwatering finish. Very long and tense, with great finesse and elegance. This has a beautifully crystalline character but more rich and lush compared to the Würzgarten." - Stephan Reinhardt (27th Apr 2018)

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Delicate hints of white blossom, fresh lemon and crushed slate perfume this full-bodied textural wine. It's moderate in alcohol yet quite bold, boasting concentrated grapefruit and lemon flavors that fall in rich, almost chewy, layers on the palate. Crisp minerality and piercing lemon flavors lend balance. Enjoy now–2026." - Anna Lee C. Iijima (4/1/2019)

92 Points - Decanter:
"This block of extremely old Riesling is situated directly above the vineyard of Erdener Prälat. Winds help to prevent the onset of botrytis, enabling the fruit to ripen on the vine for longer and develop more complex, richer flavours. There is a full, baked apple flavour accompanied by plenty of citrus zest notes. The subtle, clean acidity runs down the spine and sends out nervous energy with a mineral hint. Drinking Window 2017 - 2030" - (06 Sep 2017)

91-92 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Tasted in late July 2017 and slated for late September bottling, this displays a surprisingly prominent green apple component given that it reflects selective picking for optimal ripeness and in a vintage typically low in malic acid. But the tartness is undeniably invigorating, an impression accentuated by overtones of shrubby, pungent, piquant rosemary and privet. A glossy feel midpalate helps buffer the acids, but there is still plenty of animation, brightness and invigoration left in the smoke- and stone-tinged, pithily sustained finish." - David Schildknecht (Jan 2018)

89 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Still a bit tight, but this opens up with air, offering aromas and flavors of candied quince, dried apple, tangerine and lanolin. Elegant, featuring a moderately long finish of green apple tart and buttery pastry. Best from 2021 through 2026. 125 cases imported." — AZ (Web Only - 2019)

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