Hild Elbling Trocken 2020 Upper Mosel, Germany
Ever notice how grapes you've never heard of usually end up being ancient with quite a history? Well, here's another grape that confirms this theory. Elbling goes waaaaay back in history and, depending on the story you choose, either goes back to the Roman Empire era with soldiers bringing it to Germany or was indigenous to the Rhine Valley and the Celts cultivated it long before the Romans showed up.
Either way, it's safe to call it an ancient grape. And, it has quite the ancient parentage as close relatives include some heavy hitters such as Riesling, Chardonnay, and Furmint.
Taste this Trocken (dry) Elbling and we think you'll see the relationship to those close cousins.
Food Ideas: Char siu pork buns, orzo salad, any and all bisques, butternut mac & cheese, Swedish meatballs, branzino with wild mushrooms.
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