Mon 26 Oct 2009
Piesport is a well known wine town in the Mosel. Home of the oldest Roman grape pressing house, it shows that steep-site viticulture has been a part of Piesport for nearly 2,000 years. We didn’t get to see the press house, but were quite impressed to hear about it.
Weingut Reinhold Haart is only a stone-trow from the Mosel. Immediately behind their house lies the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyard, supposedly the best vineyard site in the area. The Haarts are probably Piesport’s oldest wine-growing family and one of the oldest private wine estates in the region, with wine making documented since 1337.
It was gloomy and we wanted to get to Trier early. Obviously we couldn’t be in Piesport and not try a Piesporter Riesling. We chose Weingut Kurt Hain as the place to have our last sip on the Mosel. There we had a really nice range of full-bodied Rieslings from soft fruit to rich, luscious TBA.