Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2015 187ml
Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany, 187ml, 2015
Auslese means “selected from the harvest,” and is a luscious, limited production sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50 percent affected by botrytis. The botrytis mold, (aka “Noble Rot”) draws moisture from the grapes, dehydrating them and concentrating the juice. The resulting wine is dense, intensely flavoured and rich on the palate.
The Wehlener Sonnenuhr Vineyard is also Known as the little staircase of Eden. This precipitously steep, rocky vineyard consistently yields some of the most elegant and sophisticated white wines in the world. The rocky, blue Devonian slate soil of the “sundial” vineyard produces quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with a racy minerality.