Wine Advocate
Dr. Loosen, 2015 Loosen Erdener Prälat Auslese Goldkapsel

"Made from 98% perfect botrytis berries, the 2015 Erdener Prälat Riesling Auslese Gold Capsule opens with a fascinatingly clear and flinty bouquet of crushed stones and lemon flavors. On the palate this is a gorgeously clear, complex and elegant Riesling with a rich, super ripe fruit and a racy-piquant acidity. The finish is enormously fresh and salty, well structured and long. Keep this vibrating Auslese for at least 5-10 years and appreciate it over many years."
Wine Enthusiast
Dr. Loosen, 2015 Loosen Erdener Prälat Auslese Goldkapsel

"It’s hard to find a favorite within Dr. Loosen’s excellent line up of 2015 auslese, but this bottling stands out for its kaleidoscope of fruit, floral and earthen complexities. Sumptuous and ripe, fleshy white peach and grapefruit flavors undulate on the palate. It’s finely framed, edged by sharp lines of slate, spine-tingling acidity and swathes of fennel and earth. The finish feels fragile, laced in sweetness and lingering. Loosen Bros. USA. Editors’ Choice. —A.I."

Dr. Loosen, 2015 Loosen Erdener Prälat Auslese Goldkapsel

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2015 Loosen Erdener Prälat Auslese Goldkapsel
Dr. Loosen

Erdener Prälat is considered by many to be the greatest vineyard in the Mosel region. Dr. Loosen has the largest holdings in this legendary 4-acre vineyard, with 1.5 acres. The site has perfect southern exposure, a 100% (45°) slope, very old vines in mineral-rich red slate soil, and an ideal location directly adjacent to the river. All of these advantages, combined with the vineyard's position below huge, heat-retaining cliffs, explain why Dr. Loosen never harvests anything less than Auslese-level ripeness from this site.

Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, uses only organic fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection and employs gentle cellar practices to allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling.

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