Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling | Holiday Crowd Pleaser, versatile – works with Indian & Thai too
Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling is 100% pure Riesling. Embodies the crisp, fruity grape that has made German wine famous for centuries. While we make this German Sekt using the Charmat method. So Charmat is where the second fermentation is done in a pressurized tank to keep the bubbles in the wine. Yet this produces bright, clean sparkling wines in a more affordable way and allows us to offer a charming bubbler at a very nice everyday price.
91 points Wine Enthusiast | Exuberant green floral perfume, melon and peach abound on this profoundly aromatic sparkler. While it’s delicate in mousse with soft, persistent bubbles and deeply penetrating flavors of stone fruit and tangerine. Most of all, vibrant and spine-tingling, it’s a remarkably elegant sekt for with a gentle price tag.
91 Points Tasting Panel | From the Dr. Loosen line of non-estate Rieslings, this Sekt (German sparkling wine), made using 100% Riesling and the Charmat method offers exceptional value. Honeycrisp apple, honey and peach finishes mostly dry with just a whisper of sweetness. The acid here makes sure of it.
About Dr. Loosen and Dr. L Sparkling Riesling
The Dr. Loosen Estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. With ungrafted vines averaging 50 years old, some of the best vineyard sites in Germany (four rated grand cru and two premier cru by both the 1868 German classification and the more current Wine Atlas of Germany), Ernst Loosen has the raw materials for stunningly intense, world-class wines. With crop yields almost half of what is permitted by law, only moderate use of organic fertilizers, and old-fashioned cellar practices.
Hence, Loosen strives to create wines that unmistakably say, “Riesling, Mosel, and Dr. Loosen. In his own words, “The great winemakers I have met invariably possess a clear concept in their mind of what their wine should be. It’s a vision that places terrior over technology, and grape quality over quantity. This is the level of winemaking we pursue at Dr. Loosen. Our goal is to produce wines that are luscious, complex, and true to their roots.”