Mosel Pradikatswein – Kabinett - produced from Riesling grapes grown in the “Goldtropfchen” Einzellage (single-vineyard) overlooking the Mosel village of Piesport. It displays fresh melon and green apple flavors with hints of mineral. Excellent with poached salmon and other seafood dishes.
Goldtröpfchen translates to “little golden droplets” and has been a highly regarded site since the Roman times. It is totally south facing and wraps around one of the largest bends in the Moselle River, this location protects the vines from winds. The soil is soft, deep and purely weathered Devonian slate. Something seems to be up at Reuscher Haart. Maybe it’s the influence of Bernd and Mario Schwang, Dad Hugo’s two sons (who look like members of Limp Bizkit) or maybe it’s just one of those things. In any case, the past two vintages reminded me of the majestic 1990s and brilliant 1993s. At their best one can see why their wines are held in such renown.