In our 20-vintage association with winemaking dynamo Ernst Loosen, he's never faltered. We often visit his Mosel-side estate near Bernkastel and know the secrets of his success: low yields, late harvesting and thoughtful stewardship of a stunning vineyard portfolio. Even this basic Riesling shows real integrity. Light yet vibrant, with enticing aromas of flowers and citrus peel, it's great for lunchtime drinking or pre-dinner aperitif. PRESS QUOTE: Victoria Moore The Telegraph July 2012 Dr L Riesling 2011 Germany 'An ice-cold mouthful of not-dry riesling feels good in the same way it feels good to bite into a chilled chunk of melon, dripping with sweet juice. I say not-dry because the idea of sweetness seems to put people off, and this has 46.3g per litre of residual sugar. Think apple snow with mouth-tingling acidity that fences with the sweetness.'