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Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

Ref: A092315

Lay means ‘slate’ in German and the minerality that comes through on this wine is astounding. Lovely ripe apple like fruit combines with a bright, fresh acidity and crunchy finish. Drink now until 2016. The Lay vineyards are situated around the Loosen estate house on the river bank just outside Bernkastel.

The Loosen Estate goes back some 200 years, and Ernst took over in 1985 due to his father's ill health. At 27 years old he had some doubts about leaving his studies in archeology (having graduated in viticulture at Giesenheim) but soon began to enjoy what he was doing.

By 1987 he realised that a complete change in attitude was necessary, and having been deserted by all of the vineyard staff, he appointed old school friend, Bernhard Schug, as winemaker. Bernhard was hitherto untrained and a confirmed beer drinker! The 1987 vintage produced some of the finest wines the estate had ever made, as "treatment" of the wine was kept to an absolute minimum - a little filtering, no fining and meticulous hygiene in the cellar.

Since then, the Estate has gone from strength to strength picking up most of the awards that Germany has to offer over the years.

In all he owns some 11.5 hectares (28 acres) of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards along the Mosel, and has the distinct advantage of vines aged between 60 and 100 years old. He also owns some prime vineyard sites on the Pfalz region of Germany.

He is now thought of as one of the pioneers of the rise in popularity of Riesling in the UK and was named "Winemaker of the Year 2001" by Gault Millau, the who's who in German winemaking.

 Contains Sulphites

Region Germany - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Grape Riesling

Producer Ernst Loosen

Vintage 2015

Eco Warrior  0

Colour White

Dryness Medium

Body Light Medium Bodied

Food Aperitif/Cheese/Smoked Fish/Smoked Meats/Vegetarian

Drink Drink or keep

Price: 18.88


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