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 until approximately 50% are affected by botrytis, then are harvested and fermented in stainless steel.
Aromatically the wine has notes of strawberry lemonade, honeysuckle, and a hint of fresh mint. On the palate, the sweet wine is full of ripe tropical fruits, grapefruit, a touch of animal fat and a classical Riesling balance kick of zippy acid.