Study Cards on mosel, vineyards, wine
- Best-known German wine region
- World's greatest Rieslings
- One of the most northerly wine producing region in Germany
- The best vineyards are on the steep, south-facing slopes overlooking the Mosel river which enjoy the best sun exposure and, to a much smaller extent, sunshine reflected from the river.
- Steep sites mean expensive vineyards and labour intensive.
- The dark-coloured slate soil also plays an important part in radiating heat.
- The slate soils come in a variety of colours – grey, blue, brown and red – and producers are increasingly interested in how subtle differences can influence the characteristics and aromas of their wines
- Upper Mosel
- Middle Mosel; largest, majority of vineyards.
- Lower Mose
- Brauneberg (Juffer, Juffer-Sonnenuhr)
- Erden (Treppchen, Prälat)
- Graach (Himmelreich, Domprobst)
- Ürzig (Würzgarten)
- Wehlen (Sonnenuhr)
- Bernkastel (Doctor)
- Piesport (Goldtröpfchen).
(Note, on a wine label the Einzellage name would be presented as,
for example, Bernkasteler Doctor.)
- Mosel Rieslings are paler in colour, lighter in body, with lower alcohol and higher acidity and have pronounced floral and green fruit aromas.
- The balance of acidity and flavour intensity gives these wines potential for long bottle ageing.
- Whilst drier wines are now increasingly produced, Mosel has a strong reputation for producing sweeter styles of wine in the Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese categories and also for sweet Rieslings.
- The winters are almost always cold enough to produce Eiswein
- Saar and Ruwer rivers
- The best vineyards are located in the sheltered side valleys of these rivers, with south, south-east and south-west aspects.
- Due to the slightly higher altitude of the vineyards, temperatures are a little lower in the Saar and Ruwer than in the Middle Mosel and acidity levels in the wines can be even higher.
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