Riesling is one of the world’s most noble of white varietals. It has been known to create some of the most ageworthy and delectable sweet wines imaginable, but Riesling can also be dry, which may come as a surprise to many consumers.
In fact, Riesling can produce world-class dry wines that also can age. Ernst Loosen has turned to the past in his quest for the best dry Riesling, and his research as well as his “learning by doing” approach has led him to some amazing discoveries in terms of the affects of barrel aging, bottle aging, yeast contact and terroir on dry Riesling. Previous generations have provided him with a great deal of insight into making great wines, and this presentation aims to share his experiences as well as some interesting wines with the attendees.