In this episode of Chris Missick's Viti+Culture podcast, Chris speaks with Erni Loosen of Dr. Loosen, Villa Wolf and J. Christopher. Erni's effusive personality pairs with his expertise to make for a conversation that's fun and engaging in this not-to-be-missed episode.
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."
Sparkling wine has a long tradition in Germany, a country that currently drinks more bubbly than any other. In this month of celebrations, we're featuring six sparklers from Germany and one from the Burgundy region of France at price points to brighten every budget.