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Weingut Carl Loewen

Ritsch Auslese


WINE 55



COMPLEX & SWEET


Karl Josef Loewen has for many years been looking for steep fields with old vines. In 1998, Loewen acquired the first plot of land in Thörnicher Ritsch. The field had flourished in ancient times, but had been forgotten and almost abandoned due to the arduous field work. Next to the steep stretch of the Bremer Calmont, the Thörnicher Ritsch is the steepest field in the Moselle and thus in Europe! Up to 65% are in certain places. The field consists of weathered gray shifts and quartz stones and typically gives a lot of orange / citrus-like tones with minerality. The yield is quite low and it is typically a wine that is many years to develop, but can be enjoyed already in its youth.


KOMPLEKS & SØD


Karl Josef Loewen har igennem mange år været på udkig efter stejle marker med gamle vinstokke. I 1998 erhvervede Loewen den først parcel i Thörnicher Ritsch. Marken havde haft sin opblomstring i fordumstid, men var blevet glemt og næsten opgivet pga det besværlige markarbejde. Næst efter det stejle stykke i Bremer Calmont er Thörnicher Ritsch den stejleste mark i Mosel og dermed i Europa! Op til 65 % er der visse steder. Marken består af forvitrede grå skifter og quarts sten og giver typisk meget appelsin/ citrus – agtige toner med mineralitet. Udbyttet er ret lavt og det er typisk en vin, der er mange år om at udvikle sig, men kan nydes allerede i sin ungdom.



FACTS


Country: Germany

Region: Mosel

Winery: Weingut Carl Loewen

Year: 2019

Type: White

Grapes: Riesling

Alcohol: 8,5%

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


ABOUT THE WINERY


WEINGUT CARL LOEWEN


The Loewen family can trace their history back to 1803, when the Maximiner monastery was acquired after Napoleon's defeat. We are in the classic part of the Mosel also called Mittelmosel, with very steep vineyards, which naturally makes it very resource-intensive to make wine. Since 2010, the Loewen family has worked diligently to show what the Riesling grape can deliver from very old vines. They own a large and important part of the field Maximiner Herrenberg with original ungrafted vines from 1896. It is the largest Riesling field in the world with such old vines. Their work has since been rewarded with various awards, among others. best German producer of the year and best wine collection of the year.


Loewen familien kan føre deres historie tilbage til 1803, hvor Maximiner kloster blev erhvervet efter Napoleons nederlag. Vi befinder os i den klassiske del af Mosel også kaldet Mittelmosel, med meget stejle vinmarker, hvilket i sagens natur gør det meget ressoursekrævende at lave vin. Siden 2010 har Loewen familien arbejdet stræbsomt på at vise hvad Riesling druen kan levere fra meget gamle vinstokke. De ejer en stor og vigtig del af marken Maximiner Herrenberg med originale upodede vinstokke fra 1896. Det er den største Riesling mark i verden med så gamle vinstokke. Deres arbejde er siden blevet belønnet med diverse priser, bla. årets bedste Tyske producent og årets bedste vinkollektion.


General grape descriptions



Riesling


Riesling is grape from the Alsace region (France), Germany and Austria but Germany is the largest producer in the word of Riesling wines,  which goes from the dry wines to sweet. This grape is cultivated in warm or cold climates and produces high-quality wines witch evolve well over the years. They are very aromatic wines and with pronounced acidity. Riseling wines with sweet characteristics goes well with spicy food as Indian and Thai cuisine. The dried Riesling  goes well with slightly fat meats like the duck. Most present aromas: lima, green apple, beeswax, jasmine and gasoline.