In Obermosel in the southernmost part of the Mosel River is where Michael Füst operates his small, family winery and focuses on growing and vinifying wine from the historic Elbling grape - a great old Germanic variety once planted more widley than Riesling in Germany. Today its growing area is limited to the cool, steep banks of the Obermosel river valley and neighboring Luxembourg. Elbling could most closely be compared to France's Muscadet with it's light bodied, dry
An indication of sweetness
Sweetness in a wine can result from residual sugar (RS) which is the unfermented grape sugars left over in the wine after fermentation has completed, or it can result from the addition of concentrated grape must prior to bottling in the case of sparkling wine production.
level found on the label of sparkling wine. This expression will have noticeable sweetness with 17-32 grams of residual sugar per liter (g/L). AKA "Sec"
, mineral, and thirst-quenching qualities. Bonus: the liter bottle will pour you an extra 8oz compared to the standard 750mL bottle. Sustainable
Sustainable viticulture is the journey of continually improving one's ability to minimize farming's environmental and social footprints by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in order to to promote soil health, with an ethos that also takes into account energy use, water use, farm biodiversity, climate change and worker welfare and safety are issues.