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1975 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese *****
Weingut Jos. Christoffel jr. (Christoffel-Prüm), Mosel

Mustweight in Oechsle:
Residual sugar g/ltr: 96
Acidity g/ltr: 7,5
alcohol vol %: 8,4

Vineyard site description
Ürziger Würzgarten, acknowledged prime site of the Middle Mosel; vineyard on steep slopes ascending from the bottom of the Mosel valley; facing south to south-west; soil consisting of iron-rich red sandstone mixed with fine weathered Devonian slate; only ungrafted vines

course of vegetation   
Sunny year, partially very hot; alternating procession of sun and rain; sufficient moisture

date of harvest   
End of October until mid-November

vintage description   
Good as far as excellent vintage with very aromatic wines, distinctive mineralic structure and lively, fruity acidity; enormous high potential to develop in the aging process

vinification details   
Slow, cool fermentation process with natural yeasts; individually maturation process in oak barrels (Fuder) for at least six months

Original cork