Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese
A gorgeous, nobly sweet and cellar-worthy Riesling, made from a special selection of botrytis-affected clusters.
The German word Auslese [pronounced OWS-lay-zuh] means “ selected from the harvest,” and is a luscious, limited-production sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50 percent affected by botrytis (in the red picking bucket, above). The wine is dense, intensely flavored and rich on the palate, but balanced by Riesling’s naturally crisp acidity and the muscular structure that comes from the red slate soil of the Erdener Treppchen vineyard.