Riesling Auslese 2006 Mosel winery Dr. Loosen: when Riesling becomes poetry
The Riesling Auslese 2006 Mosel from the Dr. Loosen winery is an enveloping, sumptuous, fine wine: a living demonstration of how Riesling can evolve and become a true work of art.
The classic fruity aromas, mineral notes and sweet spices have been transformed, have taken the path of evolution, rounded and elongated. All this without becoming dull or mushy, the salty tone is still pungent, giving great rhythm and variety to the wine.
And this is the greatness of this Moselle Riesling, its crystalline elegance, its discreet yet direct charm. It is not an overbearing wine, but it tickles you with delicate suggestions and in the mouth, it is slightly sweet, velvety, but still fresh, with a mineral thickness that bites.
But after all, from a charismatic winemaker like Ernst Loosen, a true star of German Riesling, how could it be otherwise. Each of his wines is the result of care and attention, the vines are 60 years old and grow in one of the most suitable areas of the Moselle. The yields are low, the vinification is clean and respectful and we add 12 years of bottle aging of a wine that was excellent when it came out, how could it not be a delicious Riesling?
And indeed it is! If you want to taste the true potential of Riesling, these are the wines to drink, as soon as they are released, although the 2016 vintage of this wine is well made and intriguing. It’s just that he’s just born.
The bouquet of Riesling Auslese 2006 Mosel from Dr. Loosen winery
Refined nose with ripe peach and citrus inlaid with a thousand mineral aromas, light hydrocarbons, honey and delicate spices. The tone is subtle, icy and warm in perfect alternation. A fresco of colossal depth.
The taste of Riesling Auslese 2006 Mosel from Dr. Loosen winery
In the mouth all the flavors that are felt on the nose return, but it still moves with energy, driven by this mineral charge that arrives in waves, interspersed with sweet arabesques of honey and raisins. The balance is splendid, the subtle structure, the impeccable rhythm, the excellent depth, but in reality it is a very direct and frank wine: it is pure elegance, there are no tricks or make-up, only thickness.
Ravioli with burrata cherry tomatoes and asparagus to be paired with Riesling wine It is a real all-to-do from desserts, fish, sweet and sour dishes, passing through spicy Indian dishes or Thai food. The residual sugar helps tame the spiciness, try it with chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce, pad thai or carbonara.