The name “Bürgergarten” is a reinterpretation of the old term “Bergergarten”, which refers to a garden situated on a hill. The very deep soil, which has been used for wine production for centuries, is composed of weathered yellow sandstone interspersed with layer of loess and clay. The special “Haardt sandstone” is still being produced today in the nearby quarry.
This is a terrific example of Riesling relishing what I like to call 'hidden sweetness.' The legally halbtrocken level of residual sugar present here not only beautifully supports the flavors of bright, luscious key lime, grapefruit and white peach, but also seems to set off the wine’s mouthwatering sense of salinity. Sage and basil lend pungent and cooling notes.