The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced loh-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines.
To achieve this, Ernst dramatically reduced his crop size and stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers. And, most importantly, he turned to gentler cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling and technological meddling.
Wine & Spirits, Fall 2007
“Best German Producer”
“Best Producers of the Past 25 Years”
Decanter, April 2005
“Man of the Year 2005”
Dr. Loosen Beerenauslese 2005
Rated 93 - Very pure and delicate, this dessert white balances its sweetness with a lively structure, framing the nectarine and apple flavors that persist through the long finish. Drink now through 2030. 100 cases imported - Wine spectator
Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2006
Long ago, stone steps were built into this vineyard’s steep hillside to help workers reach the vines. The iron-infused, red slate soil produces wines that are muscular and complex, with an intense mineral finish. Wines from Erdener Treppchen are more like a powerful, hard-body rock climber than the graceful ballet dancer of Wehlener Sonnenuhr. They benefit greatly from a few years in the bottle to develop fully