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My first experience with Elbling


The 2013 Hild, Elbling Trocken Zehnkommanull, Mosel represents my first experience with the Elbling variety.  The fruit is sourced from a vineyard located in the upper Mosel where, according to Crush, the kimmeridgian soils are the same as those of Chablis, Champagne, and Sancerre.  Apparently it is frequently used in the production of sparkling wine but this particular wine is still. The Zehnkommanull bottling uses fruit from a small parcel of old vines that always ferment to dry yet reach only 10% alcohol.  This was certainly an interesting wine for I never had Elbling before.  It is well made but rather on the puckering and acidity driven side of things.  It is certainly a wine for all of those high-acid wine lovers out there, otherwise its best to have one glass with some food.  This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2013 Hild, Elbling Trocken Zehnkommanull, Mosel – $20
Imported by T. Elenteny Imports.  This wine is 100% Elbling sourced from a parcel of terraced vines planted in the 1950s.  Alcohol 10%.  The color was a very light straw.  The nose was very bright and with air took on lychee, tooty fruit, and floral aromas.  The wine was almost puckering in the mouth with acidity immediately evident on the tongue tip.  There were tart, yellow fruit flavors, and some drying tannins in the finish.  With air there were ample notes of stones, ripe citrus pith in the finish followed by good texture and length in the aftertaste.  It also picked up a toothy fruity note in the aftertaste.  ** Now-2017?

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