Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett Mosel, Dr Loosen
Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett Mosel, Dr Loosen, The Erdener Treppchen vineyard is so steep that long ago, stone steps (Treppchen translates as little stairs) were built into the hillside to enable workers to reach the vines. This site was rated as a ‘First Vineyard’ (Erste Lage) in the 1868 Prussian classification of the Mosel, a reputation it has kept over the last 150 years. The iron rich, red slate soils provide the elements for a wine with a muscular structure and bracing minerally complexity. Naturally light in alcohol (about 8% ABV) with notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and lime, it has a weighty mouth-feel and positive acidity that keeps its medium-dry finish balanced.