Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling Kabinett 2019
A brisk, juicy, low-alcohol Kabinett-style Riesling from ancient Devonian slate soils in the Mosel valley. This classic Mosel Kabinett is harvested from cooler, high-elevation parcels owned by Dr. Loosen in the villages of Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen. The wine is bright and pure with the vibrant white peach fruit and a floral, flinty minerality that is so typical from blue slate. A plush attack on the mid-palate leads to a deliciously firm, delicate finish. This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood, spicy Asian cuisine and lighter dishes.
Wine Advocate 92 Points A superbly bright and shining picture-book Mosel Riesling. Intensely aromatic but coolish and slatey on the flinty nose, this is a round, floral, very delicate and filigreed Riesling with great charm and finesse and a highly stimulating, salty-crystalline finish.
The perfect introduction to dry Mosel riesling. Wonderful stone-fruit aromas, then a juicy palate with elegant balance. Very clean, mineral finish that offers sophisticated refreshment. Drink or hold.