2009 Dr. Loosen "Erdener Treppchen" Kabinett, Mosel
„The Erdener Treppchen vineyard is so steep that long ago, stone steps were built into the hillside to enable workers to reach the vines. This vineyard was rated “First Vineyard” (“Erste Lage”) in the 1868 Prussian classification of the Mosel, and is rated “Great First-Class” in the Wine Atlas of Germany by Hugh Johnson & Stuart Pigott (1995). The iron-rich, red slate soil produces wines that are muscular and complex, with an intense minerally finish.“
Typical Kabinett (AP 12 10), light at its feet, uncomplicated, fresh and offers a lot of drinking pleasure. Juicy and at the same time racy&delicate on the palate with a dense fruit of peach&lime, blossoms, slate and fine balance. Quite open at the moment and of course with a good upside potential in the coming years. Drinking window 2018-2029 according to „Mosel Fine Wines“. Stunning comeback from the winemaker Ernie Loosen in the vintage 2009, almost like phoenix from the ashes. His 09s including the dry Grosse Gewächse should be in every cellar. Finally, impressive value for 10-12 Euro.