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 Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    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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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2020

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2020

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 94-95 POINTS! WINE ADVOCATE 93-95 POINTS! JANCIS ROBINSON 17.5 POINTS!

      "Stunning white-fruit and floral aromas are married to a full and very silky body. Concentration and gracefulness all at once. A charmer with more than enough structure." - Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com   "Tasted as a cask sample in...

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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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  • Dr Loosen Erdener Pralat Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016

    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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  • Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2020

    Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2020

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS!

      "Plenty of white-currant and herbal freshness. Sleek and racy with just enough sweetness to harmonize the acidity very nicely. Bright mint and lemon-zest finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com   "Dr...

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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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2020

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 95-96 POINTS! WINE ADVOCATE 93-95 POINTS! JANCIS ROBINSON 17 POINTS!

      "Extremely intense, anise nose with plenty of yeast, too. Excellent concentration and breathtaking raciness. Everything focused so tightly and that really lifts the energy level. Very exciting, diamond-bright finish." - Stuart Pigott...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2019

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS!

      "From vines planted in 1911 or earlier in the Laichen lieu-dit, Loosen's 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling GG Alte Reben is sylphlike, highly delicate and fine in its multilayered, fruity, floral and crunchy/flinty bouquet that reveals very fine...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2019

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 96+ POINTS!

      "From volcanic soils, the 2019 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling GG Alte Reben is beautifully clear, fresh and subtle on the precise and highly finessed bouquet of slate, iodine and herbal scents. The warm and elegant Riesling fruit...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2019

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 97 POINTS!

      "The 2019 Erdener Treppchen Riesling GG Alte Reben comes from two very old plots adjacent the Prälat (the upper part of the former original Treppchen and the lower Herzlay) that have never been replanted since long before World War I. It...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2019

    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!

      "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." - Cellarhand   

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2019

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!  ONE OF GERMANY'S FINEST VINEYARDS, IN THE HANDS OF A MASTERFUL WINEMAKER, BRINGS A RIESLING OF INTENSITY AND GENEROSITY.   "Very elegant with lovely white fruit and a long, filigree and so delicate finish."...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2019

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    Sustainable farming, low yields and one of Germany's most regarded vineyards brings s a Riesling of great delicacy and complexity.  "This has such deliciously fresh aromas of white peaches with sweetly fragrant white flowers. The palate has...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2019

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    AA OFF-DRY RIESLING DISPLAYING GREAT MINERALITY AND A BALANCED ACIDITY   "From the Bernkasteler Lay (The Slate of the Bernkastel) vineyard, situated along the Mosel region between the village of Bernkastel and the Dr. Loosen estate, the terroir of...

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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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2017

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    "Erni Loosen has quickly established himself as one the premier GG producers in the Mosel Valley. This Erdener Treppchen GG is sourced from 80-year-old vines, is meticulously hand-picked, fermented bone dry from immaculate, botrytis-free fruit, and is...

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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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2018

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    Sustainable farming, low yields and split batch ferments creates a wine of great complexity.   "100% Riesling from blue Devonian slate soils and ungrafted vines with an average age of 60 years. The vineyard is sustainably farmed, with low yields...

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