Dr Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Auslese Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2014
Grape: 100% Riesling, hand harvested from 100 year old vines, unoaked.
Auslese [OWS-lay-zuh] means “selected from the harvest,” and is a luscious sweet wine made from very ripe clusters that are about 50 percent affected by botrytis. The resulting wine is dense, intensely flavored and rich on the palate, but balanced by Riesling's naturally crisp acidity. The red volcanic soil of the Ürziger Würzgarten vineyard produces wines of a completely unique nature. The wines showcase the typically juicy and precocious fruit of the “spice garden,” with a rich mouth feel, zippy acidity and lingering finish.
"Hints of lanolin and slate offset zesty lemon and lime on the nose here. Grapefruit and lime flavors are unctuously sweet and palate clinging yet ever so light and luminous.” April 2019 94/100 winemag.com
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