2018 Weingut Furst Elbling 1L, Mosel, Germany
Elbling - ancient Germanic wine grape with a long history traceable to imperial Roman times, it was Germany's most cultivated variety until the early 20th century. Today its range is limited to the cool, steep banks of the Obermosel (southern Mosel) river valley and neighboring Luxembourg.
The Fürst family has grown grapes and other crops at their estate in the Sauer Valley since the 13th century, and Michael Fürst is the third generation to make wine under the family name. He tends 12 hectares of Elbling, 70% of which are old vines, 25% between 10-20 years old, and 5% young. His total Elbling production is under 10,000 cases and the quality is high, vintage after vintage.