2018 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling GG
2019 Fritz Haag
2018 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten GG Dry Riesling: From the town of Urzig, the Wurzgarten vineyards are planted on steep slopes in red sandstone soils making them amongst the most distinguished wines in the Mosel Valley. The Loosen vineyards remain one of my all time favorites from the Mosel Valley. Aged on the lees with native yeasts for at least 12 months this is a superlative expression of a dry Riesling. Exotic tropical spices exude from the glass leading you along a path of concentrated white peach, red stone fruits and candied limes. The hints of limestone and whisper of racy acidity combine, placing this wine in the Best of Class Riesling category.
2018 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett: Fritz Haag estates consist of 43 acres of vineyards in the slate-driven soils of the middle Mosel Valley of Germany. Planted entirely with the Riesling grape this property’s origin dates back to 1605. The pale yellow shadow opens with youthful notes of petrol and slate. Orange rind and lemon curd combine with delicate acidity to create this wonderfully balanced Riesling.