Riesling is the most widely planted grape variety in Germany. The variety expresses itself differently from region to region and even from vineyard to vineyard due to the variation in the climate and soils. Flavors can range from delicate and floral to a richer peachy fruit character and wines can range from bone dry to lusciously sweet styles.

Germany has a cool continental climate which determines a slow ripening of grapes, and high levels of acidity. The best vineyards are planted on south facing slopes in order to get the maximum sun exposure and heat, which encourage the ripening of fruits.

In Germany, there are 2 principal categories: wines classified as Qualitätswein are usually light-bodied, dry, fruity and refreshing. This category includes many of Germany’s best Rieslings. Prädikatswein wines are classified according to the sugar levels in the grape at the time of harvest.

2012 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs (Qualitätswein) is produced in the Bernkastel district, in the Mosel wine region. 
This wine has a top-quality reputation. Clear, deep and flinty in the nose, with herbal and mineral aromas and a hint of citrus. You can clearly taste the floral and green apple flavors on your palate. 

Food suggestion: White fish

Service temperature: Chilled 7-10°

Amsterdam, July 2 2019