Wurzgarten (pronounced VERTS-garten) means “spice garden” and the name directly relates to the wine. In Karl Erbes’s Wurzgarten, the aromas burst from the glass with exotic, tropical spice aromas and kiwi, passionfruit, strawberries, tamarind and coconut. It is one of the steepest vineyards in all the Mosel, creating wines of punctuating depth and power. Wurzgarten is also home to some of the oldest vines in Germany, now reaching almost a century and a half, creating wines with finish that can be tasted minutes after the last glass is tasted.
The 2018 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett is bright and delicate on the crunchy and precise nose. Classy and sweet on the palate, this is is a persistently salty and juicy Würzgarten Kabi with crunchy grip and fabulous juiciness on the crystalline and sustainable finish. Excellent yet a wine to keep for 5-10 years, at least. Tasted at the domain in September 2020.