Riesling, Dr. Loosen
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Riesling, Dr. Loosen - 2022

Item # 28028 750mL

An entry-level, off-dry Riesling with all that peach fruit character you've grown to love. Reach for this bottle any time you're in the mood for a fresh, fruity white with a touch of sweetness.

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So I always wondered: why do so many German winery/winemaker names start with "Doctor"? Seems that back in the day, if you weren't an aristocrat or a military man in Germany, one had to get a title to flex one's social status through studying, and it is the abundance of PHDs in the Loosen family's lineage which inspired the historic Mosel River vineyard's name. I was actually initially drawn to this bottle's dark teal tinted glass, something attractive and unusual to pull me in. What I got when I opened it truly exceeded my expectations: a delicious, inexpensive, easy-going riesling full of flavor. Fruit-forward without being too juicy, lovely notes of grapefruit and lime give way to a nice mineral finish. An ideal choice for oysters, spicy stir fry, or to kick off your next gathering.

- MM

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Germany

German wines are some of the most jubilantly fruity bottles in the world. The country's Rieslings have been prized worldwide for centuries, yet they have never quite caught on in the U.S.: this no doubt due to Germany’s arcane system of wine classification. The most useful words to know on German wine labels are “Kabinett,” which indicates an outstanding everyday wine, and “trocken,” which means “dry.” As far as dessert wines go, a half-bottle of German Eiswein is so potent that you'll be able...

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Riesling

Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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