The winery in Trittenheim was first mentioned in 1780. Hubertus Clüsserath runs the winery with his wife Claudia and their 3 children. He counts himself among the winemakers who exercise their passion with passion. High quality standards, innovation but also fast service and fair prices ensure a constantly growing customer base in Germany and abroad. Hubertus produce wines for the discerning connoisseur. The quality assurance is carried out by deliberately low yields, high maturity, selective hand picking, gentle grape processing, cool, slow fermentation and a gentle Vinification, which preserves everything in the wine, what the grape has brought: intense fruit flavors and minerality, so everything the uniqueness of the Vintage and location reflects. In Hubertus words “I offer you dry and fine Riesling wines, but also noble sweet and those with a particularly tasty berry flavor. They are elegant wines, mineral and with the finest fruit.”
Situated on Germany’s Mosel River among some of the world’s most treasured vineyards, the Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for more than 200 years. When Ernst Loosen (pronounced LOH-zen) assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s top-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class Rieslings. To achieve this, Ernst immediately changed the estate’s vineyard practices to dramatically reduce crop size. He stopped all chemical fertilization, preferring only moderate use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments. He extended his commitment to sustainable practices beyond the vineyards and into the winery, implementing improvements in materials recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation.
At harvest, he insisted on fully mature fruit that had been very strictly selected. And he turned to gentler cellar practices that would allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of technological meddling.
Today, Dr. Loosen wines are widely enjoyed around the globe and continue to receive awards and accolades from top reviewers.