Dr Loosen, Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs Alte Reben, Mosel, Germany, 2020
Ürzig produces wines of a completely unique nature, showcasing the typically exotic fruit flavors of the “spice garden,” with a rich texture, gentle acidity and lingering finish. Grosses Gewächs (GG) means “great growth” and is the designation for an estate’s best dry wine from a Grosse Lage (grand cru) vineyard. This Riesling GG is from a special parcel of old vines (“alte Reben”) that lies directly behind the village and is still referred to by its historical name, Urglück.
This wine can show notes of yellow fruits, spices and tropical notes. The mid-palate can be quite pronounced on wines from the Ürziger Würzgarten.