2012 Piesporter Michelsberg, Riesling, Selbach-Oster, Mosel

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Back in the 1970s, Piesporter was just another wine like Liebfraumilch, and not made from Riesling. This is delightfully fresh, with touches of lime and blossom. A neat, correct wine, not complex but happy. The freshness is tempting now, but the wine will also last and evolve for longer than you would guess. Maybe even 10 years. The Selbachs have been cultivating Riesling vines in the Mosel since 1661. They predate Berry Bros. & Rudd. Today Johannes and his wife Barbara have 10½ hectares around Wehlen, Zelting and Graach. Everything is traditional: hand-harvesting, winemaking in large old oak