Dr Loosen

Situated on Germany’s Mosel River among some of the world’s most treasured vineyards, the Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for more than 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 top-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class Rieslings. To achieve this, Ernst immediately changed the estate’s vineyard practices to dramatically reduce crop size. He stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments. He extended his commitment to sustainable practices beyond the vineyards and into the winery, implementing improvements in materials recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation. At harvest, he insisted on fully mature fruit that had been very strictly selected. And he turned to gentler cellar practices that would allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of technological meddling. Today, Dr. Loosen wines are widely enjoyed around the globe and continue to receive awards and accolades from top reviewers. Dr Loosen

  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2022

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!
    SHARPLY FOCUSED AND BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED RICHNESS

      "Brimming with stone fruits with delicate floral honey and caramelized pear aromas. Ripe and generous, but with a lively acidity that keeps this moving briskly over the palate. Long finish in which creamy and crisp elements are beautifully...

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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2022

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS!
    A PIERCINGLY INTENSE AND SUBSTANTIALLY LONG-FLAVOURED RIESLING

      "This needs a moment’s aeration for the fine stone fruit aromas to emerge. Stunning concentration and succulence, but also impeccable balance this is a great Mosel GG that will give so much pleasure in the years to come. In spite of...

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  • Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2022

    Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    CRISP, RACY, REFRESHING. THIS ENTRY-LEVEL RIESLING SHOWS EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT WITH A ELEGANT FINISH

      "This crisp, refreshing Riesling represents the jumping-in point from Dr. Loosen, capturing the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. Located in far western Germany, the Dr. Loosen...

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  • Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2022

    Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    RICHLY TEXTURED AND BEAUTIFUL - OFF-DRY RIESLING FROM FAMED SITE

      "What a juicy and animating light Mosel Kabinett with lime zest and mint character, plus good yellow and green apple fruit. Long, super-clean finish. And the total impression is of a wine that’s barely off-dry." - James Suckling "Erni...

    Current stock: 7

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  • Dr Loosen Dr Lo Alcohol-Removed Riesling N.V.

    Dr Loosen Dr Lo Alcohol-Removed Riesling N.V.

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    BRISK, REFRESHING, ALCOHOL-FREE RIESLING FROM ICONIC GERMAN WINEMAKERS

        "The Dr. Lo de-alcoholised Riesling was crafted with care by iconic German winemakers, Dr. Loosen. Removing alcohol from wine whilst retaining purity of aroma and flavour is a state of the art process and the Dr. Loosen team have...

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  • Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 95-96 POINTS!

      "The 2021 Ürziger Würzgarten GG Alte Reben offers a clear, beautifully refined and flinty bouquet of ripe and elegant Riesling fruit spiced with stony splinters. Lush and refined on the palate, this is a very elegant, saline and...

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  • Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 94-96 POINTS!

      "Loosen's 2021 Erdener Treppchen GG Alte Reben is remarkably refined on the nose that exhibits a delicate and flinty-scented bright stone fruit and Riesling aroma. The palate is round and playful, almost silky and very elegant, leading to an...

    Current stock: 6

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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    ONE OF GERMANY'S FINEST VINEYARDS, IN THE HANDS OF A MASTERFUL WINEMAKER, BRINGS A RIESLING OF INTENSITY AND GENEROSITY

      "The steep Sonnenuhr (Sundial) vineyard consistently yields some of the most elegant wines in the world. This Riesling Kabinett is racy and crisp, with lovely citrus aromas. It is naturally light in alcohol and is an ideal companion to mildly...

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    Current stock: 6

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  • Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JANCIS ROBINSON 17.5 POINTS!

      "Green fruit opens the aromatic curtain on the olfactory stage, where delicate citrusy notes and a hint of spice also put in an appearance. This is the most intense of Ernie Loosen’s Grosse Gewächse, grapefruit and melon the main fruit...

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    $205.00
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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 94-95 POINTS!

      "The 2021 Wehlener Sonnenuhr GG Alte Reben shows an intense, elegant and coolish bouquet of ripe, bright fruits and flint stones. Lush and round on the palate, this is a supple, salivating, saline and juicy WSU with an intense and substantial...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 5

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Pralat Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Pralat Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS!

    "The Grosses Gewächs Reserve wines are selectively harvested from our finest parcels of very old, ungrafted vines. They are naturally fermented in the same way as the GGs but stay for 24 months on the full lees in traditional Fuder casks. They are...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2017

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    "A small village named Graach lies between two more-famous neighbors: Bernkastel and Wehlen. This vineyard’s steep, southwest-facing slopes and deep soils produce wines that combine the elegance of Wehlen with the rustic strength of Bernkastel. Because...

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  • Dr Loosen Erdener Riesling Auslese 2002 375m

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Riesling Auslese 2002 375m

    Region: Germany

    "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...

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    $80.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2021

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    CRISP, RACY, REFRESHING. THIS ENTRY-LEVEL RIESLING SHOWS EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT WITH A ELEGANT FINISH. AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO DRINK!

      "A very fresh nose of pear drops is married to juicy apple and pear fruit on the sleek and crisp palate. Long, super-clean and bright finish." - James Suckling   "This crisp, refreshing Riesling represents the jumping-in point from Dr...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2021

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    RICHLY TEXTURED AND EASILY ENJOYED - A BEAUTIFUL RIESLING

      "Bright, with a leafy and zesty note bringing beautiful complexity on the nose. A generous palate with a touch of sweetness which brings out the floral and earthy elements while keeping the brightness of the acidity. A beautiful example of Mosel...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    THE WEHLENER SONNENUHR GG IS PENETRATINGLY INTENSE

      "The famous “sundial” vineyard, in the village of Wehlen, produces the quintessential Mosel Riesling: delicate and refined, with racy minerality and endless charm. This precipitously steep and rocky vineyard, Wehlener Sonnenuhr...

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    $205.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2020

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 94-96 POINTS! JANCIS ROBINSON 17.5 POINTS!

      "On the nose the fragrance of ripe apple and pear is complemented by the Würzgarten’s unique spicy aroma. This also applies to the palate, where the initially straightforward delivery of sweet and sour fruit flavours are given an...

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    $90.00
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