In the Upper Mosel, a often overlooked region that has focused more on Elbling over Germany's famous Riesling. In the grand scheme of German grape growing Elbling is a minor remnant, but one with a long history, perhaps dating all the way back to the era of the Roman Empire. Hild is one of the holdout producers of this variety, making a bone-dry and electrically acidic wine. For those seeking a truly invigorating wine drinking experience.
From the mouth of the importer (Vom Boden):
"It’s important to understand that Elbling here feels like something of a religion. It’s a culture, a regional dialect that is spoken through this wine of rigorous purity, of joyous simplicity, of toothsome acidity. Even at its best, Elbling is not a grape of “greatness” as much as it is a grape of refreshment and honestly and conviviality. The comparisons are plenty, though none of them are quite right: If Riesling is Pinot Noir, then Elbling is Gamay. If Riesling is Sauvignon Blanc, then Elbling is Muscadet. You get the idea. The joy of Elbling is the uncompromising vigor and energy, the raucous and super-chalky acidity."