Dr Loosen Urziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2016 is completely unique in nature. The wine shows the typically juicy and exotic fruit of the “spice garden” vineyard, with a rich mouthfeel, a spicy acid tingle and lingering finish. Highly aromatic showing rich honey, lemon and apple. The palate is delicate and fragrant with a nice crispness. The Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett VDP Grose Lage basically means the best German wine, from the best vineyard. The Kabinett style is the lightest, most delicate style of Riesling in Germany, produced from the earliest harvested grapes. The vineyard is blazing red and insanely steep, and sits by the dramatic bend in the river. Although it’s directly adjacent to the vineyards of Erden, it produces a completely different wine style, with exotic, spicy aromas and a unique earthiness. No other vineyard on the Mosel produces wines so bursting with tropical fruit flavours. The estate has been in the Loosen family for 200 years and possesses some of the countries top vineyards sites. Vineyards from Bernkastel, Graach, Wehlen, Urzig and Erden show different characteristics. This is due mainly to the differences in soil, slopes and age of vines. They focus on expressing Riesling, from red slate, blue slate, volcanic soil sites on some of the steepest vineyards in Europe. Dr Loosen Mosel Rieslings shows what the Mosel can produce generally with a bone dry palate and richness synonymous with Mosel Riesling. Lately, Ernst Loosen has been flying the flag of traditional dry styles of German Riesling. Spurred on through his discovery of much older German Rieslings and their ability to age so well. This translates to production methods where only healthy grapes make the grade. Spontaneous fermentation is promoted as is extended maturation of the Cuvee in old wooden casks on the lees.