Dr Loosen Pinot Noir Brut 2012

Dr Loosen Pinot Noir Brut 2012

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Sparkling wine, called “Sekt,” has a long history in Germany – a fact that you can see in the many German family names among famous Champagne houses (such as Bollinger, Krug and Mumm). We produce a very limited amount of Sekt, one made from Riesling and the other from Pinot Noir, that showcase both the varietal characteristics and the beautiful crafting of bottle fermentation.

This is the second vintage we’ve decided to produce a Sekt from Pinot Noir grapes, and after the response to the previous vintage – 2012 is an incredible wine to follow it. When we acquired a small parcel of Pinot Noir vines in Ürziger Würzgarten, we were not really sure what to do with them. There is no real tradition for Pinot Noir on the Mosel, but we do love the variety, so it would have been a shame not to do something fantastic with these grapes. The most logical idea was to combine our love for Pinot Noir with our passion for great sparkling wine and produce a vintage Rosé Sekt. After five years on the fine lees in the bottle, in the traditional Champagne method, we are proud to offer this 2012 vintage of our very rare Pinot Noir Rosé Sekt Brut.

Press Notes:

2012 vintage has yet to be reviewed

2011 Vintage Review - 92 points, Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast: "Blossoms and berries abound in this vibrantly composed sparkling Pinot Noir. It's fresh and fruity while also nuanced by hints of caramel and crushed stones. A lavishly textured mousse and fine, persistent bubbles extend the elegant finish."