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Carl Lowen Riesling Trocken GG 'Thornich Ritsch' 2021-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Carl Lowen Riesling Trocken GG 'Thornich Ritsch' 2021

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  • TASTING NOTE: "Here the cool, dark and austere side of Mosel slate, is married to remarkable concentration and power. With this kind of structure it surely has decades ahead of it. Stunning herbal and crushed rock intensity at the compact and driving finish. " 95 POINTS, JAMESUCKLING.COM
  • ABOUT THE WINE: The Thornich Ritsch vineyard is the second steepest vineyard in Germany. Hugging the banks of the Mosel river its soils are composed of blue slate and quartz. The combination of the extreme gradient and crumbling slate means machinery never has and never will touch these soils. Once harvested, grapes are quickly pressed and left to slightly oxidise before being sent Fuders (very large German oak barrels, 1000L) for a very slow, natural ferment. This wine is classified 'Gross Gewachs' (GG) - the highest vineyard classification given to dry German Rieslings, equivalent to the 'Grand Cru' wines of France. 
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: The Carl Loewen estate can trace it's beginnings back to 1803, but it was in the 1980's and 90's that Karl Josef Loewen began to seek out and purchase plots in some of the great vineyards of the Mosel. Today the estate covers 15 hectares, all managed by organically. Their focus is Riesling with only a small amount of Pinot Blanc also being produced. Wine making inputs are very minimal, with the Loewen's favouring very long, slow natural fermentations.  The jewel in the Loewen crown is the Maximim Herrenberg vineyard, planted with ungrafted vines dating back to 1896.
  • COUNTRY: Germany
  • REGION: Mosel
  • VARIETAL: Riesling
  • WINE STYLE: White Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Karl-Josef & Christopher Loewen
  • CLASSIFICATION: Organic Farming, Vegan
  • CLOSURE: Cork
  • ABV%: 12%
  • SIZE: 750ml

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