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Dr. Loosen and Dr. Loosen & J. Christopher, 2007 Loosen Estate Riesling Eiswein

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"Top 100 wines of 2010 in Wine Enthusiast. A sweet-tart profile and searing notes of lime, vanilla pastry and slate highlight this pure, racy white. It's light in weight and really electric on the finish. Just lacks a bit of harmony now to be classic. Best from 2012 through 2040. �BS"
–April 2010
Wine & Spirits
Dr. Loosen and Dr. Loosen & J. Christopher, 2007 Loosen Estate Riesling Eiswein

90
"This is clear and cool, showing lively green fruit flavors of pear, kiwi and guava. It feels more like a BA than an Eiswein, but its excellent balance keeps it cleanly focused through the long finish."
–December 2009

Dr. Loosen and Dr. Loosen & J. Christopher, 2007 Loosen Estate Riesling Eiswein

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2007 Loosen Estate Riesling Eiswein
Dr. Loosen

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 vintage’s typi- cally bright acidity giving it a crisp, dynamic finish.

Eiswein(“ice wine”) is another of nature’s rare and wonderful gifts in our area. We hold aside certain plots of vines, hoping for a deep enough freeze (minimum –8°C, or 17°F) 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 we’ve 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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