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FIO, Teppo Mosel Riesling 2016

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Get to know: FIO, Teppo Mosel Riesling 2016

Tasting Note

A charming feinherb (off-dry) style Riesling of tremendous depth and structure. Made from a handpicked parcels of fruit sourced entirely from the steep slopes of the Goldtröpfchen. Floral, deep, and intoxicating with light citrus and stone fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with balancing acidity and good length on the finish. This is really well-made stuff and a triumph of using traditional techniques to produce thoroughly modern wines.

Try this with chilli prawn linguine.

Producer Info

The name Fio means ‘thread’ in Portuguese. The estate is a joint venture connecting two families: the Kettern family, who have been making wine in the Mosel for several hundred years, and the Niepoort family, led by famed Portuguese winemaker, Dirk Niepoort. No herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers are used. Sheep graze in the vineyards to control weeds and a hands-off approach is taken.

Teppo can be translated as ‘tempo’ or ‘time.’ This is Riesling that shows the importance of waiting, referenced on the label by the clock. Sourced entirely from the steep slopes of Goldtröpfchen, this is a charming off-dry wine with around 10 grams of RS. Spontaneous fermentation in old fuder barrels from the 1940s and 1960s; kept on the lees for 12 months, then held in bottle for 12 months.


Germany, Mosel






Off Dry