is one of the most romantic and tourist friendly wine regions
wine and local cuisine can be sampled at one of the many Besenwirtschaften
found along the Mosel. You can recognize them by the broom hanging
in front of the shop.
Many think that wines from the Reisling
grape reach perfection in the soft bends of the Mosel.
slaty hills nestle wine growing villages, home to some of Germany's
most famous vineyards -- located from the
ancient Roman city of Trier with it's Porta Nigra. to Koblenz where
the Mosel meets the Rhine. .
The wines of the Mosel and the smaller
rivers that join it, the Saar and the Ruwer, are pale and light
bodied. The fruity fragrance as the green bottles are opened and
the wine poured into your glass, advertises the lively, fruity
acidity of these wines. The minerals, slate composition and the
rivers add their personalities to the grapes as they grow.
Vineyards trail down gentle slopes around a river bend on the Mosel.
have been described as ranging from fine-fruity to earthy, or
"flinty". The villages of Wiltingen and Scharzhofberg
in the Saar-Ruwer district and Bernkastel, Piesport, Wehlen, Brauneberg,
Graach, Zeltingen and Erden in the Middle Mosel district are recognized
as the best areas for Mosel wines.
Learn more about Mosel wines by reading the reviews or by browsing the shelves
of your wine shop for the names Graacher, Wehlener, Piesporter,
Bernkasteler, and Zeltinger...
More information about Mosel wines around the Web:
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer - The official German Wines site offers
an overview of the region with a map of the villages and information
on the grapes, the soil and the tastes you can expect to find
in the wines of the region.
J Prum - Profile & Wine Tasting Notes - The tasting
notes here wax poetic over a Graacher Himmelreich and two Wehlener
Sonnenuhr wines - an Auslese and a Spätlese. There are other
Mosel wines and vineyards reviewed on the Wine Doctor site,
on the site map look for Mosel.
Mosel (wine region) Wikipedia - The online information source does a great job in detailing the history, terroir, and the wines of the region with copious photos, related references and resources.