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Dr. Loosen, 2016 Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

"There's a buzz of electric acidity that hits the midpalate here, softened by tones of luscious peach, pineapple and guava. It's delicate and thrilling on the palate but lavishly floral and fruity through a long, reverberating finish."
Dr. Loosen, 2016 Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

"A site-typical nose of cherry, apple and lime anticipates the juicy abundance of fruit on a polished, buoyant palate. The sweetness is entirely supportive on a brightly refreshing finish underlain with wet stone and laced with mouthwatering salinity. (Most of the Lay is undergoing Flurbereinigung – restructuring and replanting – so this is the only 2016 vintage Loosen bottling to feature that Einzellage at the edge of which the estate is located.)"

Dr. Loosen, 2016 Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

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2016 Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett
Dr. Loosen

VINEYARD: "The Slate of Bernkastel" - The Bernkasteler Lay vineyard (pronounced LIE — an old dialect word for “slate”) is situated around the Dr. Loosen estate house, directly along the Mosel, just outside the village of Bernkastel. As the name indicates, the soil is predominantly blue slate, but it is heavier and deeper than the soil in the neighboring villages of Wehlen or Graach. This site has a gentler slope than the estate’s other vineyards.

Kabinett is the lightest and most delicate style of Riesling in Germany, produced from the earliest grapes in the best vineyard sites.

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