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Having been in the same family for over 200 years, the Dr. Loosen estate sits on the Mosel River and boasts a long-standing commitment to sustainable wine production. After assuming ownership in 1988 Ernst Loosen set about bringing in these practices in caring for the then ungrafted vines, averaging an incredible 60 years in some of Germany's top rated vineyards.

The estate took steps to maximise the quality of the finished product by reducing crop size, switching from chemical fertilisation to organic, implementing recycling of materials in the winery and investing in water conservation, amongst others. Gentle cellar storage methods...

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