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Dr. Loosen Estate Eiswein 2007

Dr. Loosen Estate Eiswein 2007

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Sweet - Densely packed pear, apple and guava fruit, with an intense, nervy edge in the aroma.

The 2007 Eiswein has densely packed pear, apple and guava fruit, with an intense, nervy edge in the aroma. It has a luscious silkiness on the palate that is viscous and juicy, with the vintages typi- cally bright acidity giving it a crisp, dynamic finish.

Eiswein(ice wine) is another of natures rare and wonderful gifts in our area. We hold aside certain plots of vines, hoping for a deep enough freeze (minimum 8C, or 17F) to harvest frozen grapes. These grapes arepicked in the wee hours of the morning and pressed while they are still frozen, to slowly squeeze out a few drops of precious nectar, 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.

This estate-grown Dr. Loosen Riesling Eiswein is the first weve harvested since the excellent 2004 vintage. It comes from special parcels in Bernkastel and Wehlen that we hold aside every year, hoping that it will freeze beforethe grapes fall victim to overripeness or rot or get eaten by the wild boars! The frozen grapes for this particular bottling came primarily from a premier cru site called Bernkasteler Matheisbildchen, which is about halfway up the steep slope behind the Dr. Loosen estate house. The higher elevation makes

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Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Riesling
Country: Germany
Size: 187ml
ABV: 6.0%
SKU: 46533

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Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 94

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