Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese
A bracing and forceful Riesling from fully ripe grapes grown in the iron-rich, red slate soil of the “little staircase” vineyard.
This vineyard is so steep that, long ago, stone steps (“Treppchen”) were built into the hillside to help workers reach the vines. The iron-infused, red slate soil produces wines that are muscular and complex, with an intense mineral finish. The Spätlese designation means that the grapes get an extra week or two of hang time, which helps them develop higher ripeness and deeper flavors.