Keep it natural, baby.
The Moselle Riesling comes essentially from the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, with in addition grapes from the Wintricher Ohligsberg and Piesporter Günterslay, and was harvested at 88° Oechsle. It was fermented down to bone-dry levels of residual sugar (1 g/l). It delivers a gorgeously refreshing nose made of white flowers, grapefruit zest, lime, spices and smoke, all wrapped into some residual scents from its spontaneous fermentation. The wine proves delicately zesty and pure on the palate and leaves some attractively tart and herbal flavors in the long, linear and almost lean finish. The after-taste is all about smoke and lime, and lasts for minutes. While enjoyable now, this wine significantly gains in presence as it develops in the glass and is thus best left alone for one or two years to make of it.
Although Julian has the resume most people can only dream of (he has studied with Egon Müller, Klaus Peter Keller and Werner Schönleber; that's like the German wine equivalent of learning to draw under Picasso, da Vinci, and Ingres), the fact is that this resume is an easy, glossy headline that simplifies a much more complicated story. We have met few more serious, more thoughtful and detail-oriented growers. There is so much talent here and Julian is relentless. He will be a very, very important grower. Starting with a microscopic 0.25ha plot of terraced vines in the famous Goldtröpchen vineyard, Julian has finally bought a few more parcels and is renting some serious parcels from his uncle. The overall style is clearly a type of Mosel-hommage to Keller. The wines showcase a glossy, super-pure fruit that shrieks across the palate with a pushing, sharply delineated acidity. Pulverized slate, polished to a fine dust, coats everything. The hierarchy at Haart is based on Burgundy. There is the appellation-level "Moselle” (read: Bourgogne) and the village-level Piesporter.
Katie and Denny
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