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2020 Producer Harvest Reports

Dr. Loosen harvest at Bernkasteler Lay vineyard

Harvesting in the Bernkasteler Lay vineyard, just up the hill behind the Dr. Loosen estate house.

Dr. Loosen

“Grapes like from a picture book!” – The 2020 growing season and harvest both got off to an early start here in the Mosel, but ended up giving us picture-perfect fruit for excellent dry wines, as well as brilliant off-dry and medium-sweet wines at the lower end of the Prädikat spectrum. When describing the 2020 vintage overall, our cellar master, Bernhard Schug, summed it up best by simply calling it “a Kabinett/Spätlese year.” Read the report

Villa Wolf

Foresight and a lot of extra vineyard work lead to an exceptional vintage. – Because of its very early start, the 2020 growing season caused some viticultural concerns from the very beginning. But thanks to the intuition and exertions of our very dedicated vineyard team, this year has turned out to be extraordinary. To put this vintage in perspective, Patrick Möllendorf, head winemaker at Villa Wolf, commented that 2020 “reminds him a lot of that harmonious 2012 vintage, which had conditions that were almost as ideal as this year and produced wines that now show enormous aging potential.” Read the report

 

 

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