Dr Loosen Riesling Blue Slate Kabinett Mosel 2020
This Kabinett captures the essence of Mosel Riesling from old vines spread throughout the estate’s six Grand Cru vineyard sites. High toned, spicy aromas of baked apple, peach cobbler, minerals and smoky slate. Intense and focused on the palate with flavors of white peach, green apple, key lime pie and wet stone. 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 classic German schnitzel, smoked ham, medium ripe cheeses, or even seafood and spicy Asian cuisine.
From the blue slate villages of Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen. Blue slate is the most typical type of slate in the Middle Mosel. It provides vital nutrients to the vines and gives the wines a mineral edge that enhances the naturally high acidity of Riesling. The vineyards are characterised by incredibly steep slopes, mineral richness and excellent drainage. This combination results in zippy, mineral-drenched wines that are fruity, crisp and very refreshing. Winemaker Ernst Loosen is also one of Germany's most respected wine personalities.