Hild 2018 Elbling Trocken (Dry), Upper Mosel
Item Number: 13152
Sub Region: Obermosel (Bereich)
Appellation/AVA: Upper Mosel
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Elbling
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Soil Type: Limestone
Tasting Notes: Hild's Elbling is just about one of the best Elblings from the Upper Mosel. It is direct and fine, with a toothsome bite. It has a jamboree-palate of lemon pith and herbs that both coats and saturates. There is lift here, serious acidity and a tartness that pulls the mouth into all sorts of joyous contortions. This wine is fun.
About Elbling: The winemaking culture in the Upper Mosel is based on one of Europe’s oldest grapes: Elbling. Elbling was once planted throughout Germany and even dominated Riesling plantings. Today, the grape is primarily found in the Upper Mosel, where it is easier to ripen than Riesling. Elbling is genetically related to Riesling (and Chardonnay). The joy of Elbling is its uncompromising vigor and energy and its raucous and super-chalky acidity. Vom Boden's Stephen Bitterolf has the best analogy: "If Riesling is Chenin Blanc, then Elbling is Muscadet.” It is a grape of refreshment, honesty and conviviality.