2022 Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Highly Rated
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 GG wines

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.

96 points
"The wines of this site have a reputation for aromatic extravagance and this is by no means reserved, but this Wurzgarten GG also has fantastic elegance. Glides over the palate, the concentration married to a silky texture and light-footed personality. Stacks of delicate wild flower and herb aromas. Drinkable from release."
- Stuart Pigott (James Suckling)

The ungrafted vines from which we produce this great Riesling are up to 120 years old. They reside in a plot called “Urglück,” a steep site that rises steeply directly behind the village in the heart of the Würzgarten. The vines grow in red volcanic and slate soil that gives the wine aromas of spice along with tropical fruits, such as pineapple and mango. The must is fermented spontaneously in a 1,000-liter barrel and sits on the full lees for twelve months.
The dry wine from a VDP.GROSSE LAGE® vineyard is the VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® (GG). The best wines, with complex taste, expressive site character and special ripening potential mature in the Grosse Lagen. The grapes are harvested and selected by hand. Only healthy grapes from the best plots are fermented spontaneously in neutral oak barrels (1,000 to 3,000 liters) and matured for at least 12 months on the full lees. - Dr Loosen

Region: Mosel, Germany
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 12.50%
Closure: 750ml
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96 points - "“The wines of this site have a reputation for aromatic extravagance and this is by no means reserved, but this Wurzgarten GG also has fantastic elegance. Glides over the palate, the concentration married to a silky texture
and light-footed personality. Stacks of delicate wild flower and herb aromas. Drinkable from release." - Stuart Pigott (James Suckling)

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