Weingut Merkelbach

Weingut Merkelbach

Octogenarian brothers Alfred and Rolf Merkelbach have been running their two-hectare Mosel estate since they were young men and, rather than contemplate retirement, their eyes are set on expansion. Many put their contentment down to the fact that neither has married.  
 
Their Urzinger Würzgarten site, downstream from Zeltingen, has a striking reddish clay and slate topsoil, producing particularly spicy, aromatic, weighty wines – hence the vineyard’s name, which literally translates as “Urzig spice garden”.
 
The brothers use traditional old oak Fuder for vinification. They bought their last in 1970 and firmly believe that each cask imparts its own individual style to the wine it holds. The Merkelbach wines are disarmingly subtle, yet redolent of a plethora of flavours: bacon fat, blackcurrant leaf, briar and rose petals, to name but a few. 

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Item Case format   Availability Price per case
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
4 cases £225.00
BBX
2016 Ürziger Würzgarten, Riesling Auslese #11, Merkelbach, Mosel
White
2016
Drink, youthful
Light Bodied
Medium Dry
7.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £100.00
BBX
2011 Urziger Wurzgarten #13 Riesling Spätlese, Merkelbach, Mosel
White
2011
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Medium Dry
9.5% Alcohol