2018 Weingut Karl Erbes Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese
Known for producing great wine for nearly 2,000 years. Urziger Wurzgarten yields dramatic wine by anyone’s measure, for this is one of the greatest places in the world to plant Riesling.
Wurzgarten (pronounced VERTS-garten) means “spice garden” and the name directly relates to the wine. In Karl Erbes’s Wurzgarten, the aromas burst from the glass with exotic, tropical spice aromas and kiwi, passionfruit, strawberries, tamarind and coconut. It is one of the steepest vineyards in all the Mosel, creating wines of punctuating depth and power. Wurzgarten is also home to some of the oldest vines in Germany, now reaching almost a century and a half, creating wines with finish that can be tasted minutes after the last glass is tasted.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2018 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese is very clear and elegant on the nose that reveals slightly flinty stone fruit aromas with candied lemon notes. Salty-piquant yet still somewhat harsh and drying due to the free sulfur content, this is a fine, elegant and grippy Würzgarten Auslese with a still-tonic finish. This needs a while integrate everything that is still apart. Tasted at the domain in September 2020. 92+"