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Weingut Dr. Loosen

Germany Mosel Bernkastel

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Name: Weingut Dr. Loosen
Foundation year: 1816
Address: Address 54470 Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Growing area: Mosel
Area: Bernkastel
Vineyard: 12.2 ha
Owner: Ernst F. Loosen
Manager: Roland Orthmann
Managing Director: Ernst F. Loosen
Wine Maker: Bernhard Schug
Oenologist: Bernhard Schug
Website: www.drloosen.de
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Associations: VDP
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Weingut Dr. Loosen
The "St. Johannishof Dr. Loosen" winery is located in the municipality of Bernkastel in the Mosel wine-growing region of Germany. It has been family-owned for over 200 years, with links to the well-kn...

Tasted Wines 132 Wines View All

0.75 L
2019 Weißburgunder VDP.Gutswein
85 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, bright, slightly candied-lemon nose with vegetal and floral nuances. Bright, sweetish, fresh...
0.75 L
2019 Wehlen Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese VDP.Grosse Lage
91 WP - excellent
Editor note: Clear, cool, delicately herbaceous-vegetal and floral as well as still a trace yeasty nose with fine...
0.75 L
2019 Erden Treppchen Riesling Kabinett VDP.Grosse Lage
86 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, cool, light citrus nose with peach notes and fine planty tones. Slim, cool and very light in...
0.75 L
2019 Ürzig Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese VDP.Grosse Lage
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, polished apple-peach nose with white fruity and delicate floral aromas. Slim, lively, sweet f...
0.75 L
2019 Graach Riesling VDP.Ortswein trocken
88 WP - very good
Editor note: Clear, rather pale citrus stone fruit nose with slightly yeasty and herbaceous-vegetal and hinted fl...
0.75 L
2018 Ürzig Würzgarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs trocken Alte Reben
25.00 €
92 WP - excellent
Editor note: Cool, herbaceous-vegetable, delicately yeasty and clearly mineral nose with rather cool citrus and s...

The "St. Johannishof Dr. Loosen" winery is located in the municipality of Bernkastel-Kues in the Moselle wine-growing region of Germany. It has been family-owned for over 200 years, with links to the well-known Prüm winegrowing dynasty. Dr Paul Loosen (1924-2001) held a number of important viticultural offices. In 1967 he was a founding member of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wine Brotherhood and held the office of Brotherhood Chancellor for 25 years. He received the Federal Cross of Merit for his achievements in German viticulture. After many visits to important wineries all over the world, the business was taken over by Ernst F. Loosen in 1988. As one of the first measures, a rigorous yield restriction was introduced.

The vineyards cover 22 hectares of vineyards in the single vineyards Himmelreich (Graach), Lay (Bernkastel), Prälat and Treppchen (Erden), Sonnenuhr (Wehlen), and Würzgarten (Ürzig). They are 98% planted with Riesling, 98% of which ungrafted is cultivated and is on average 60 years old, some of it even over 100 years old. The small remainder is Pinot Blanc. The vineyards are cultivated according to the principles of sustainable, non-invasive (minimalist) viticulture with only organic fertilisation or no chemical fertilisers. The grapes are harvested selectively in many manual harvests. The legally prescribed Oechsle degrees are exceeded for all Prädikat levels. Only the Grossen Lagen are given a Lagen designation, all others are marketed as Gutsweine.

Depending on the degree of ripeness, the Prädikat wines without botrytis are divided into three quality classes: Kabinett (normally ripened grapes), Spätlese (higher degree of ripeness) and Auslese (selected grapes partially affected by botrytis). The noble rotten grapes are meticulously selected and from these the three quality classes Auslese-Goldkapsel (highly ripe grapes), Beerenauslese (grapes shrunk by about half) and only Trockenbeerenauslese (from raisined grapes) are produced. In years with suitable weather conditions, ice wine is also produced. The winery has been a member of the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates) since 1993. Two wines are regularly contributed to the annual VDP auction, the Rieslings "Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese Goldkapsel" (from the oldest vines) and "Erdener Prälat Auslese Lange Goldkapsel". Around 180,000 bottles of wine are produced annually and sold in over 50 countries worldwide.

In 1996, the Palatinate winery J. L. Wolf was taken over, which today operates under the name Villa Wolf. Together with winemaker Jay Christopher Somers, the J. Christopher winery has been operated in Newberg near Portland in the US state of Oregon since 2010. There is a joint venture with the Château Ste Michelle winery in the US state of Washington, where only Riesling wines are produced.

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