2013 Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Kabinett 375ml

2013 Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Kabinett 375ml

2013 Blue Slate Riesling Kabinett
This classic Mosel Kabinett comes from parcels owned by Dr. Loosen in the blue slate villages of Bernkastel, Graach and Wehlen. It is bright and pure with the vibrant white peach fruit and floral, flinty minerality that is so typical from blue slate. A plush attack on the mid-palate leads to a deliciously firm, delicate finish. This wine makes an elegant aperitif and is an excellent match for seafood, spicy Asian cuisine and lighter dishes.

2013 vintage notes
The 2013 growing season was unusual and challenging the whole year through. It started with a very cold winter, a cool spring, a moderate summer and uneven weather during harvest. We began the harvest in the second week of October, and right from the start we had to very strictly select the healthy grapes from those affected by the rapidly developing botrytis. In spite of all these weather challenges and the small
production that resulted, the quality of the wines is excellent, most especially the classic fruity style wines. The wines are clean and bright with a pronounced fruity aroma and the freshening lift of bright acidity.

The Mosel Valley’s Blue Slate
Blue slate is the most typical type of slate in the Middle Mosel. Rich in potassium, it provides vital nutrients to the vines and gives the wines a pronounced mineral edge that enhances the naturally high acidity of Riesling. In addition to the heat-retaining blue slate soil, the vineyards of Germany’s Mosel Valley are characterized by incredibly steep slopes, a favorable position near the river and excellent drainage. This combination results in zippy, mineral-drenched wines that are fruity, crisp and very refreshing to drink.

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SKU: LBLKBS13-375
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Riesling
Alcohol %
12.00