2015 Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs Reserve Riesling

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Melting with fragrant red fruit gleaned from red volcanic soils, this Grand Cru Riesling excites with subtle power and mellow structure.

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With so many variables each vintage, understanding the subtle characters a vineyard gifts its wines can be tricky. But if you’re a keen explorer, few places offer such a clear-eyed distinction between sites than Ernie Loosen’s exceptional, limited release of 2015 Mosel GG Reserves.

3 great vineyards, 3 soil types, all made in exactly the same way, from tiny parcels of ungrafted, century old vines. No show pony, this ‘Urz-Wurz’ is the quiet sleeper of the trio, with its subtle power and mellow structure, gleaned from red volcanic soils.

Melting with fragrant red berry fruit and a herbal smokiness, give it time and space with a gentle decant and this will really blossom in your glass.

Urziger Wurzgarten is the only site of the Middle Mosel not dominated by slate. The distinctive steeply sloping red soils here are known as rotliegendes, and are volcanic in origin.

This results in an incredibly different range of aromas compared with the classic Mosel calling cards of apple and stone fruit seen from the slate soils. Wurzgarten's warm southern exposures give wines with power and earthy structure, warm spice notes and a flinty smokiness.

Sourced from ungrafted vines ranging up to 120 years in age. Native yeast fermentation takes place in large 1000l old oak fuder barrels. As with all the Reserve edition of the Grosses Gewachs, this sees 24 months extended ageing on the lees, with a further 24 months in bottle prior to release.

17 Points - "The customary, spicy aroma of the Würzgarten is accompanied by some subtle herbal notes and ripe citrus fruit. Although reserved in the acidity department, the Würzgarten still manages a good balance between sweet and sour. If early harmony was the aim of the winemaker, he has achieved it. " - Michael Schmidt (Jancis Robinson)

98 Points - "This dry Mosel makes a bold statement with tons of spice, beautifully interwoven with the serious concentration, rolling over you in one huge wave that washes you up on a rocky, volcanic shore. In spite of all that, there's great subtlety at the breathtaking finish. Drink or hold." - Stuart Pigott (JamesSuckling.com)

92 Points - "Framboise and strawberry distillates, lime peel and wet stone inform an ethereal nose. There is some of the same delightfully invigorating impression of fresh, seedy red berries as in the as-yet unbottled “regular” 2018 Grosses Gewächs, a further demonstration that extended time in cask (this spent two years there) need by no means sap Loosen Grosse Gewächse of primary juiciness, animation or invigoration. In fact, the energy that this bottling projects is quite tightly wound. Alkaline, saline and kelp-like notes serve for intrigue and saliva-inducement on a tongue-tingling finish. The mineral and marine elements here are perceived more as a suffusion, and there is, for now at least, not the sense of transparency projected by the corresponding Wehlener Sonnenuhr." - David Schildknecht (Vinous)

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