Written By Treve Ring Libations / Sparkling Wine Oct 24, 2011 Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling NV SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling NV Mosel, Germany $19-23 + 158501www.drloosen.com Germany is the largest consumer of sparkling wine worldwide, and the 200 year old Dr. Loosen estate is one of the most famous wine companies in the country. So it only makes sense that this good doctor has turned a skilled hand towards Sekt.Sekt is the German term for quality sparkling wine. The majority of Sekt produced (around 95%) is made by the Charmat method where the second fermentation is done in a pressurized tank to keep the bubbles in the wine. Charmat wines are usually bright and fruity, with larger frothier bubbles. The production method is much more affordable then traditional method (a la Champagne) and the price reflects this.Dr. L. Sparkling is 100% Riesling, and while not estate grapes (those are reserved for various premium still Rieslings), this is from nearby growers on long-term contract. As with most German Rieslings, there is a touch of sweetness in this wine, necessary to balance out the searing acidity. Bright and tangy, with lime sherbet and candied apricot notes, this wine positively dances on the tongue. Off-dry, lip-smacking candy necklace tastiness. Pour as an intro to a festive evening, or with a sunny, leisurely brunch.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsDr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling NVAs with most German Rieslings, there is a touch of sweetness in this wine, necessary to balance out the searing acidity. Bright and tangy, with lime sherbet and candied apricot notes, this wine positively dances on the tongue. Off-dry, lip-smacking candy necklace tastiness. Pour as an intro to a festive evening, or with a sunny, leisurely brunch. Sparkling Winewine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.