The 2021 Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling is a well-balanced dry Riesling from estate vineyards that show the distinctively forceful minerality of red slate soils. These Dr. Loosen vineyards are found in the contiguous Middle Mosel villages of Ürzig, Erden, Lösnich, and Kinheim. Following the traditional methods of Ernst Loosen’s great-grandfather, Peter Loosen, this wine is fermented in 3,000-liter, neutral oak casks and kept on the full lees for 12 months. The extended lees contact stabilizes the wine naturally and gives it time to develop a harmonious balance.