Dr. Loosen – Erdener Treppchen Spatlese, Mosel, Germany 2015
Dr. Loosen – Erdener Treppchen Spatlese, Mosel, Germany 2015
Dr. Loosen – Erdener Treppchen Spatlese, Mosel, Germany 2015

THE MOSEL REGION

Located in far western Germany, the Mosel valley’s steep, southfacing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. The cool climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity.

ERDENER TREPPCHEN RIESLING SPÄTLESE

The Spätlese designation means that the grapes get an extra week or two of hang time, which helps them develop higher ripeness and deeper flavors. The Erdener Treppchen Spätlese is a fruit-driven Riesling that combines extraordinary concentration and length with bracing minerality.

THE 2015 VINTAGE

‘Under close to perfect conditions, we were able to harvest grapes with optimal must weights and acidity levels, producing wines in all quality levels. The vintage also gave us excellent yields, with a beautiful balance of ripeness and acidity. The wines are dense and concentrated, but with the delicate and graceful style of the Mosel.’

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Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015/17
Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015/17
Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015/17

THE MOSEL REGION

Located in far western Germany, the Mosel valley’s steep, southfacing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. The cool climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity.

RIESLING DRY RED SLATE

This dry Riesling is produced with fruit from estate-owned vineyards in the red slate soils found in the villages of Ürzig, Erden, Lösnich and Kinheim. It is fermented in the traditional style in 3,000-liter, neutral oak casks and kept on the full lees for 12 months. The extended lees contact stabilizes the wine naturally and gives it time to develop a harmonious balance.

THE 2015 VINTAGE

‘Under close to perfect conditions, we were able to harvest grapes with optimal must weights and acidity levels, producing wines in all quality levels. The vintage also gave us excellent yields, with a beautiful balance of ripeness and acidity. The wines are dense and concentrated, but with the delicate and graceful style of the Mosel.’

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Dr. Loosen – Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese Gold Cap, Mosel, Germany 2009
Dr. Loosen – Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese Gold Cap, Mosel, Germany 2009
Dr. Loosen – Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese Gold Cap, Mosel, Germany 2009

ÜRZIGER WÜRZGARTEN RIESLING AUSLESE

The weathered red volcanic and slate soils of the Ürziger Würzgarten (pronounced ERTSiger VERTS-garten) vineyard make it unique on the Mosel. It is an insanely steep site that yields wines with an exotic, spicy aroma and a mesmerizing earthiness. There is no other vineyard in the Mosel valley that produces wines so bursting with tropical fruit flavors.

 

Auslese [OWS-lay-zuh] means “selected from the harvest,” and is a luscious sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50 percent affected by botrytis. The resulting wine is dense, intensely flavored and rich on the palate, but balanced by Riesling’s naturally crisp acidity. The red volcanic soil of the Ürziger Würzgarten vineyard produces wines of a completely unique nature. The wines showcase the typically juicy and precocious fruit of the “spice garden,” with a rich mouth feel, zippy acidity and lingering finish.

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Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2018
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2018
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2018

Intense aromas of ripe tangerine and apricot with subtle notes of toast and smoke from barrel fermentation. Complex, creamy, well balanced palate showing full fruit flavours and mineral notes with a long and fresh finish.

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Esporao Private Selection Branco, 2016
Esporao Private Selection Branco, 2016
Esporao Private Selection Branco, 2016

– Private Selection White was created in 2001 with a desire to challenge the classic profile of great Alentejo white wines. To achieve this, we decided to base the wine on the underated Semillon variety and the use of new French oak barrels for fermentation and maturation. With growing the vineyard maturity and a careful selection of barrel suppliers the solid, rich and complex style of this wine has been reinforced over the years

– The Semillon grapes used in this wine were planted on the Herdade dos Perdigões estate, which belongs to Esporão, in 1996, using northwest/southwest exposure in order to maximize fruit protection from extreme sunlight.

Colour

Crystal clear straw.

Aroma

Ripe fruits with tropical notes and well integrated discrete toasty french oak, complex.

Palate

Rich and unctuous, with elegance and balance, long and persistent.

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Frascati DOC, Cantina Villafranca, 2017
Frascati DOC, Cantina Villafranca, 2017
Frascati DOC, Cantina Villafranca, 2017

– The wine has a straw yellow colour. Fresh fruity bouquet, slightly floral with hints of ripe fruit and a savoury taste which is intense and persistent.

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Gavi di Gavi “Lugarara”, la Giustiniana, 2018
Gavi di Gavi “Lugarara”, la Giustiniana, 2018
Gavi di Gavi “Lugarara”, la Giustiniana, 2018

– Straw-yellow with a greenish hue, aromas of white fruit, stone fruit and lime zest, subtle yet persistent bouquet of green apples. Almond notes on the finish.

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Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2018
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2018
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2018

It is floral, fragrant and delicate, with lime and citrus aromas enhancing a fresh and fruity palate.

Product Information (2013 vintage)

 

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Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2019
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2019
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2019

Crystal clear, pale straw colour. Fresh white stone fruits with citric notes. Firm, intense and well balanced palate, persistent aromatic fruit with a long finish.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)
“Soft and round, this is a wine that has the warmth of the Alentejo coupled with a tangy, fresh slice of lemon. Blending Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Perrum, it’s a wine to drink now, or just age for a few months.”

Product Information (2013 vintage)

 

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Le G de Château Guiraud, 2017
Le G de Château Guiraud, 2017
Le G de Château Guiraud, 2017

– With its rich expression and assertive personality, the G de Château Guiraud 2017 embodies with brilliance the style and charm of the Château Guiraud brand.
Certified as an estate practicing Organic Agriculture since 2011, Château Guiraud reigns over a prestigious terroir with a wide variety of soils. This rare complexity helps build the style of great wines that seduce each year with their consistently excellent quality.
– Along with an intense aromatic expression, complexity and elegance, the palate also offers the perfect balance of textural density and a zippy, refreshing tension. A beautiful vintage full of flavour, which will radiate in its youth but blossom fully only with age.

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Llaethliw White, 2018
Llaethliw White, 2018
Llaethliw White, 2018

– A clear pale yellow colour, this wine looks like summer in a glass. On the nose it has fresh green apple aromas coupled with scents of gooseberry, stone fruits and meadow grass. This is followed up on the palate with refreshing flavours of crisp green apple and ripe nectarine. The wine has a nice mineral aspect that is pursued by a generous citrus acidity. It is perfect on its own over a long lunch although it would also sit well with seafood and light chicken dishes.

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Moscato d’Asti, Prunotto, 2016
Moscato d’Asti, Prunotto, 2016
Moscato d’Asti, Prunotto, 2016

– Intense straw yellow color. The nose presents the characteristic aroma of the Muscat Blanc grape together with notes of acacia honey and hawthorn blossoms. Its full palate is vigorous and elegant with a pleasing and fresh balanced finish.

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Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1971
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1971
Moulin Touchais, AC Coteaux du Layon, 1971

Deep orange gold. This has an attractive and complex baked apple nose with hints if spice and caramel. The palate is complex, powerful and concentrate and is distinguished by the high level of acidity. Highly textured, with a russet-apple and quince like presence, this is still positively youthful.It has been preserved by the acidity and will continue to hold for years to come. It deserves to be in the cellar of all true Chenin lovers.

£65.00 Add to cart