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 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 Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.