2020 Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten GG Riesling
Mosel, Germany Grosses Gewaches (GG) = Grand Cru
Ürzig produces wines of a completely unique nature, showcasing the typically exotic fruit flavours of the “spice garden” with a rich texture, gentle acidity and lingering finish. It's 100% Riesling grown on red volcanic sandstone. Vines are more than 100 years old on original rootstocks. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in traditional 1,000-litre Fuder casks; matured on the full lees for 12 months; no bâtonnage. - Importer note
The 2020 Ürziger Würzgarten GG Alte Reben is pure, deep and salty on the remarkably clear, precise and complex nose. Full-bodied and juicy, this is a round and fruity, not all too dry Würzgarten that is stunningly pure, finessed and tensioned for this complicated Mosel vintage. Highly promising. Tasted as a cask sample in Wiesbaden in August 2021. Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, 94-96 points.
What a beauty! So much wild berry and spice. Juicy and well-structured, the two sides of the wine already beautifully integrated. So much drive! Very long, spicy and stony finish. Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com 95-96 points.
On the nose the fragrance of ripe apple and pear is complemented by the Würzgarten’s unique spicy aroma. This also applies to the palate, where the initially straightforward delivery of sweet and sour fruit flavours are given an injection of lemon zest and ginger spice, to add an additional dimension to refine the overall expression. Michael Schmidt, jancisrobinson.com 17.5/20