Ürziger Würzgarten or the 'Spice Garden of Ürziger' is celebrated not just for its vibrate red soils or its terrifyingly steep slopes, but instead the immense amount of tropical fruits and exotic spices that are laced throughout the wines that hail from it. The vines are directly across from the vineyards of Erden, along the dramatic bend of the Mosel river. The soils are a blazing red volcanic sandstone and the vines date back to a whopping 100+ years. The grapes are left on the vine have an extra week or two to reach Spätlese level of ripeness, but still do not develop any botrytis. After harvest the grapes undergo cool fermentation in a combination of stainless steel tanks and traditional Fuder barrels. The fermentation process is stopped by chilling.
Aromatically the wine has scents of juicy orchard fruits, lime zest, and something slightly yeasty. On the palate the wine is equally tart as it is ripe, with note of seedy red berry fruits, delicate texture, and a slightly salty, saline finish.