Region: Mosel, Germany
First Glance: elegant, dry, age-worthy Riesling
Julian Haart is a rising star in the truest sense of the word. He only started making his own wine in 2011, but the small production is already tightly allocated all around the world, and the wines are some of the finest expressions of Mosel Riesling kicking around. Julian's Riesling-prowess didn't appear out of thin air. He has learned the ropes from working at some of the most elite addresses in German wine, including Keller, Heymann-Löwenstein and Egon Müller. No wonder then, that a bit of stardust has rubbed off on this young winemaker.
Piesport is a famous wine-village located in the heart of the Mosel valley, the so-called "Mittel Mosel", and is home to some of the most highly esteemed vineyard sites in Germany (and the world). Already in 300 AD, the Romans were making wines from these dramatically inclined slate-rich hill sides, that still to this day grow some of the world's finest Riesling.
The Best Cellars View:
Julian's Piesporter is a dry, laser-focused and seemingly electrically charged Riesling-nectar, that at once displays the signature bright acidity and fine-boned nature of Mosel Riesling, as well as layers upon layers of ripe fruit and a chiselled mineral edge. A true benchmark dry German Riesling.