Dr Loosen Naked Grape Riesling

By | June 20, 2006

Germany looked to have picked up their game a bit today so another German wine tonight. When I first heard of Naked Grape I thought it was a random wine blog. Whilst it is a wine merchant, it’s also a wine. A Riesling from Germany, from Dr Loosen, who makes some really good stuff – at about £5-6 for a German Riesling, this isn’t going to be his opus, but worth a try.

Dr Loosen Naked Grape Riesling from Tesco is very pale, but clear and bright. It smells light too. There’s crisp citrus fruit, lemons, limes and grapefruits along with some residual grape aromas which gives it a really fresh feel.

It’s medium sweet, with plenty of acidity to balance the sugar. It’s light and easy drinking and those citrus flavours carry through, almost like an orange and lemon squishy, which is a good thing!

It’s very drinkable and although just below the middle range of alcohol at 11.5% it’s easy to polish off a second glass before dinner is even ready, as it’s just so quaff-able served cold.