JJ Christoffel Erben Uriziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2020 (Mosel, Germany)

JJ Christoffel Erben Uriziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2020
(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: 2020
Site: Ürziger Würzgarten, Maxberg, just above the graveyard of the village, steep vineyard with volcanic red soil and red slate, 80-year-old un-grafted vines.

Philippe's Notes: healthy green Riesling grapes picked by hand in the first week of October, immediate pressing, must fermented with indigenous yeast down to 48g/L, bottled in April 2021

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

Tasting Notes:
Aromas of yellow pear, grapefruit paired with subtle herbal characteristics. A well-integrated acidity with mineral grip makes this wine feel not sweet nor dry on the palate. This is Kabinett. A balanced wine with incredible tension and flow.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Spectator (2019 Vintage):
"Apricot, peach and floral aromas and flavors are the highlights of this feathery white, which is firm and persistent, building nicely to a lingering finish of stone fruit, slate and citrus. Drink now through 2032. 250 cases imported." - Bruce Sanderson (October 2021)