Extended Lees Contact, or “XLC,” is a traditional winemaking technique that gives wine extra time in barrel to find its natural harmony and balance. We took inspiration from Ernst Loosen’s great-grandfather, Peter Loosen, who produced these lees-aged, dry Rieslings in the early 20th Century in Germany. Eroica XLC was crafted in an upright oak cask with native yeast fermentation and aged for 12 months on full lees (the spent yeast). This method brings a supple texture to the wine, incredible depth and complexity of flavors. We hope you enjoy our latest Eroica collaboration.