Producer Profile

Hild

In the Upper Mosel, where limestone dominates instead of slate, Elbling reigns supreme, representing a winemaking culture steeped in tradition. Matthias Hild, tending to six hectares in Wincheringen, embodies this ethos, cherishing Elbling's rigorous purity and toothsome acidity. For him, an Elbling with less than 8.5 grams of acid felt foreign, akin to questioning its identity. Cultivating terraced vineyards of old-vine Elbling, some over 70 years old, Hild produces "Zehnkommanull," a bone-dry wine named for its consistent 10% ABV, reflecting the resilient spirit of this historic grape variety.

Where The Wines Come From

Upper Mosel

The Upper Mosel, situated along the banks of the Mosel River in Germany, is gaining recognition as an exciting region for natural winemaking. With its steep slopes, slate soils, and cool climate, the Upper Mosel provides an ideal environment for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating traditional grape varieties such as Riesling and Pinot Noir with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the terroir's unique characteristics. Upper Mosel's natural wines are known for their purity, elegance, and expression of fruit flavors, with Rieslings offering crisp acidity, vibrant citrus notes, and a distinct mineral character, while Pinot Noirs showcase delicate red fruit flavors and silky textures. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, the Upper Mosel remains at the forefront of Germany's natural wine movement, offering a taste of its rich heritage and commitment to quality winemaking with every bottle.