JJ Christoffel Erben Uriziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese 2019 (Mosel, Germany)

JJ Christoffel Erben Uriziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese 2019
(Mosel, Germany)


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About the Winery:
Pristine Rieslings from the steep slopes on the Mosel. The renowned winery belonged to the Christoffel family for 400 years until Hans-Leo Christoffel looked for a successor in 2001 and handed over the winery to Robert Eymael. After his retirement, Hans-Leo passed on his deep knowledge of Riesling winemaking to the next generation. Robert was determined to maintain the Christoffel style of wine. Controlled spontaneous fermentation in used Fuder barrels and no chemical additives are the keys to teasing out the final finesse from the podium and the spice garden. This is the old way of making Riesling wines, which to this day are unique in the world for their clear fruit, elegance and longevity.

Notes from the Winemaker:
Winemaker: Philippe Conzen
Vintage: 2019, hand harvested in the third week of October
Site: Ürziger Würzgarten, Im Würzgarten, 100 year-old-vines, original rootstocks, red slate soil

Philippe's Notes: Hand-picked, 10% botrytis, immediate pressing, fermented with indigenous yeast under cool conditions, stopped at 98 g/L of residual sugar. Bottled in March 2020.

  • FARMING: ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE
  • BLEND: 100% RIESLING
  • ALCOHOL: 8.5%
  • HARVESTED: MID-OCTOBER
  • METHOD: HAND HARVESTED
  • YEASTS: INDIGENOUS

Tasting Notes:
Spices, citrus, pepper, dried porcini mushroom on the nose. The palate is at first creamy and deeply sweet, presenting a brown honey and raisin like taste. After 5 seconds in the mouth, a citrusy acidity kicks in which refreshes and balances the sweet feel.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling (2018 Vintage):
"The warm notes of cinnamon and spice are captivating and make this endearing, despite its austere, lemon freshness. Only medium in body, yet this has so much going for it in the acidity department, where punchy citrus flavors take hold, grabbing the entire, taut texture and drawing it out long on the finish. Drink now or hold." (April 2021)