Overview of the Wine
Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier (Episcopal Wine Estates of Trier) has emerged from vineyard holdings owned by Bischöfliches Konvikt, Bischöfliches Priesterseminar, and Hohe Domkirche. The centuries-old winemaking tradition is maintained until today. It is seldom that culture, tradition, and nature are so closely interwoven as in the steep slopes along the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer.
The inimitable creation of Riesling wines with finesse, elegance, and depth are the primary goals of the Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier. The necessary capital is an incredible diversity of core plots in legendary steep slope sites over a total area of 95 hectares.
Ürziger Würzgarten, as the name suggests, the so-called Rotliegend (“red-liner”), a red-colored volcanic rock, called rhyolite tuff, provides deep and delicately spicy Rieslings. The site name is based on the popular, up until the 17th century, method of mixing wine with herbs, which were specifically planted for this purpose in a Würzgarten (“spice garden”).
The relatively dark surface soil warms up quickly and is sufficiently aerated thanks to its loose structure. The clayey loam soil underneath is able to retain moisture for quite a long time. Even if the main root is not too deep into the ground, the vine can use the stored moisture deeper down as a water reservoir. The nutrient supply is for a slightly acidic, lime-free, and iron-rich soil sufficient.
Grape / Blend
Fragrant and spicy wines with fine acidity and a clear structure and good aging potential.
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Earth and beeswax meld into bright yellow peach and tangerine in this concentrated, sun-drenched kabinett. It's primary and juicy now, catapulted by spine-tingling acidity, but showing glimpses of minerality yet to develop. It should improve through 2030 and maintain further still. -Anna Lee C. Iljima
Product size: 750ml