Dr. Loosen and Fritz Haag are Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries for 2021!
We’re thrilled to share that two of our Mosel valley (Germany) producers – Dr. Loosen and Fritz Haag – have been named Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Wineries for 2021!
The Top 100 Wineries list is a diverse collection of producers from around the globe, determined by their performance in the magazine’s two-step blind-tasting process and celebrated for their exceptional wines.
Dr. Loosen – Dynamic Rieslings from the slate slopes of the Mosel
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, prohibits chemical fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling. Learn more
Fritz Haag – Intense, incisive Rieslings from a renowned family estate
The historic Fritz Haag wine estate is located in the heart of the central Mosel River Valley. The earliest documentation of the estate dates back to 1605. At that time, the village in which it is situated was known as “Dusemond.” In 1925, this village was renamed “Brauneberg” (“brown mountain,” a reference to the color of the slate soil in this area of the Mosel) in an endeavour to further promote the reputation of its world-renowned vineyards “Brauneberger Juffer” and “Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr.” Learn more