Luxembourg
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Introduction

Might as well put my oar in again and offer some Anglo-Saxon perspective on the Mosel(le) white wines of Luxembourg. Esoteric grape varieties include Rivaner and Elbling but all producers strive for the quality of small volume Riesling.

Legislation dictates production is structured along the lines of the French Appelation Controlie system, hence quality is paramount and the area doesn't suffer from the over-production that is rife down river in the German section of the Mosel.

Recent vintages ('92, '93 and '94) have all been good, but the due to low volumes most gets consumed locally, but if you find some, especially Riesling try it - it's certainly better value than all but the best of the German stuff.