Weingut Markus Molitor Urziger Wurgarten Spatlese 2020
"The 2018 Riesling Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese (golden capsule) is cool, precise and smoky on the pithy and terroir-driven fruity nose. Piquant and animating on the palate, this is a racy Würzgarten Spätlese with a delicate and almost salty finish that welcomes the fruity and sweet and balances it beautifully. Drinking Maturity 2024 - 2050" (Robert Parker's - Wine Advocate, October 2020).
Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Riesling. This steep 62 hectare (153 acres) south- to southeast-facing site features a distinctive geological melange rare on the Mosel, with reddish, stone-rich soil comprised in large part of weathered volcanic rhyolite and conglomerates. Due to this unusual soil, wines from the Ürziger Würzgarten display an especially fine piquancy. They are full-fruited, splendidly mouth-filling, with fine acid-interplay and clear structure.
Tasting Profile: Clear, fresh, precise and surprisingly coolish on the intense and concentrated nose with its crunchy slate, herbal and lemon aromas. Dry, impressively complex, lush yet pure and refined with a long, intense, concentrated and juicy finish with slate flavours
Winemaking Process: The grapes were harvested in October. 100% healthy berries were gently crushed, and given several hours of skin contact to extract aroma and minerals. The must fermented spontaneously and slowly at low temperature so that the complex fruit aroma could develop perfectly. Subsequently, the wine was carefully matured on its lees in wooden barrels for a long time.