Bright, complex, and creamy, this Grosses Gewächs (great growth) is Loosen’s best from this grand cru vineyard. Apple, quince, and lemon marmalade lead on the palate, the bright sharpness shifting to a creamy melon and citrus, honey generously spritzed with lime. Creamy lime lingers in a long finish.  Recommended. 91 points.  DBH

WHO: Dr. Loosen
WHAT:  Riseling
DESIGNATION: Grosses Gewächs
VINEYARD: Erdener Treppchen
WHERE: Germany, Mosel
WHEN: 2012
HOW MUCH: $40 (media sample)

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  • Mark Scott

    I think you must mean “alte Reben” – which means “old vines” in German.