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Piesport Wine

Piesport is a small town on a sharp bend in the Mosel river, in the Mosel wine district of Germany. It has been producing wine since Roman times. In fact, in 1985 a fourth-century Roman wine press was discovered here – the largest ever found north of the Alps.

St. Michael's Church and Vineyards, Piesport

Piesport's perilously steep northern bank, with its pure southerly aspect, is the origin of some of the Mosel's finest Rieslings, particularly from the two sites deemed Erste Lage ('premier cru') – Goldtropfchen and Schubertslay. But a vast quantity of ordinary wine, often from inferior varieties such as Muller-Thurgau and Elbling, is sold from the Grosslage of Michelsberg, which is allowed to be prefixed with the Piesporter name. This confusing element of German wine law has been the subject of fiery (and as yet unresolved) debate since its introduction in 1971.

The town's most notable wines come from its Goldtropfchen vineyard (whose name means 'Droplets of Gold'). Piesporter Goldtropfchen Rieslings are some of the very finest in all of the Mosel, and hold longstanding international prestige. The site has a complex make-up of soils over its 165 acres (67ha), including reddish, iron-rich soils, glinting quartz, stony clays and blue-gray decomposed Devonian slate. Erosion is a particular issue here due to the site's steepness, but the German land consolidation program of the 1950s to 1970s did a lot to make life easier for the vignerons, particularly with regards to roading and drainage. During these landworks, archaeological evidence of the site's long history was uncovered – a large Roman wine press dating back to the 4th Century AD.

One of the most interesting wineries in Piesport, in terms of both its wine and its history, is the Weingut Vereinigte Hospitien (United Hospices Winery). The cellars of this highly traditional winery were constructed in Roman times (around 330 AD), and the Roman masonry is still clearly visible today. In 1908, the Weingut Vereinigte Hospitien was one of the founding members of the Mosel 'Grosse Ring', the group of quality-focused wineries which ultimately led to the founding of the VDP, the Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweinguter (see German Wine Label Information).

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We found 197 wines produced in this region.
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Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $25 6061
Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg, Mosel, Germany N/A $8 10817
Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany Riesling $25 14806
St. Christopher Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $13 16288
Weingut Reuscher-Haart Piesporter Riesling Qualitatswein, Mosel, Germany Riesling $13 21748
Weber Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling, Mosel, Germany Riesling $8 21835
Deinhard Piesporter Riesling, Mosel, Germany Riesling $13 24885
Peter Mertes Tradition Piesporter Michelsberg QbA, Mosel, Germany N/A $8 25582
Leonard Kreusch Piesporter Michelsberg, Mosel, Germany N/A $10 26206
Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany Riesling $20 26750
Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $39 27049
Carl Graff Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Qba, Mosel, Germany Riesling $11 27768
Hoffmann-Simon Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $10 27768
Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany Riesling $22 29237
Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $29 29237
Weingut Reuscher-Haart Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $22 31443
Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Qba, Mosel, Germany Riesling $8 33526
Hans Schiller Piesporter Michelberg Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany N/A $8 35210
Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $11 35975
St. Christopher Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany Riesling $11 36244
Reinhold Haart Piesporter Riesling Qba, Mosel, Germany Riesling $17 39056
Bollig-Lehnert Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $18 40340
Reinhold Haart Piesporter Grafenberg Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany Riesling $17 42386
Hans Schiller Piesporter Michelberg Auslese, Mosel, Germany N/A $10 42763
Josef Friederich Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Riesling $10 43529
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