Video

Because Theiselings just don’t quite have the class to put together a video ballet of riesling vines dancing principle with slate dancing in the corps, set to a beautiful score such as Mozart’s Symphony No. 21 in A Major.

Only the Guild of Sommeliers has such class.  

Video

Short video of the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen with Andreas Adam.

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Andreas Adam in the steep Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, looking southeast across the Mosel River. This vineyard is rather large, forming an almost 90 degree curved amphitheater of 130 hectares with exposures of SW to S to SE. The SE side here gets early sun and early shade. Across the river are expansive flat vineyards of lesser quality planted to mostly müller thurgau and riesling and labelled as Piesporter and Piesporter Michelsberg.

Andreas Adam in the steep Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, looking southeast across the Mosel River. This vineyard is rather large, forming an almost 90 degree curved amphitheater of 130 hectares with exposures of SW to S to SE. The SE side here gets early sun and early shade. Across the river are expansive flat vineyards of lesser quality planted to mostly müller thurgau and riesling and labelled as Piesporter and Piesporter Michelsberg.

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2011 Dhron Mosel Vintage Report, courtesy of Andreas Adam

paraphrasing here:

The winter of 2010/2011 was the hardest and coldest in recent memory (no doubt similar to that experienced in NY and New England!) and many new plantings were lost. Summer completely bypassed spring, resulting in early shoots and a 4 week early flowering. Holy Schist! A cloudy (and rainy) June/July/August offered relief from the stressful spring, though as Andreas points out, summer was “good for the vines, not for the people.” A colossal hail storm on the 26th of August devestated the Mosel and narrowly passed the Dhron Valley- air moves quickly from the Hunsrück Mts along the Dhron and pushed the storm away. Fruit, ripening over 2 weeks early, was heavily damaged in other parts of the region. Indian summer arrived afterwards, with a dry September and even drier October, allowing for a still early harvest with relatively high Oechsle (though not like 2010) and moderate acidity.