Mosel

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Mosel

Mosel er foruden at være Tysklands ældste vinregion også en af landets mest kendte. Vinmarkerne dækker her 8.900 hektar. Vinregionen er karakteriseret ved, at vinmarkerne er placeret på stejle sydvendte skråninger langs Moselfloden og dens bifloder Saar og Ruwer. Disse skråninger lader solen skinne i en næsten ret vinkel på vinstokkene, hvilket især er tilfældet på Bremmer Calmont, der er den stejleste vinmark i Europa, og som på visse steder hælder op mod 65 grader. Skifferskråningerne er eftertragtede til dyrkning af Riesling, som er områdets dominerende drue.


Mosel 

Overview Mosel

Geographical location: The Mosel Valley, a gorge the river carved between the Hunsrück and Eifel hills, and the valleys of its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer rivers.

Major town(s): Koblenz (confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers), Cochem, Zell, Bernkastel, Piesport, Trier.

Climate: Optimal warmth and precipitation in the steep sites and valleys.

Soil types: Clayish slate and greywacke in the lower Mosel Valley (northern section); Devonian slate in the steep sites and sandy, gravelly soil in the flatlands of the middle Mosel Valley; primarily shell-limestone (chalky soils) in the upper Mosel Valley (southern section, parallel with the border of Luxembourg).

Vineyard area (2003): 9,533 ha / 23,555 acres · 6 districts · 19 collective vineyard sites · 500+ individual sites

Grape varieties [white 91.7% · red 8.3%] (2003): Riesling (56.8%), Müller-Thurgau (16.1%), Elbling (7.2%) an ancient variety cultivated by the Romans and because of its pronounced acidity, often used as a base wine for Sekt, Germany's sparkling wine as well as Kerner, Bacchus and Spätburgunder.

Marketing: About one fifth of the region's grape harvest is handled by the regional cooperative cellars in Bernkastel-Kues. Overall, the producers of bottled wine are cooperatives (13%), estates (28%) and commercial wineries (59%). The latter also bottle and market a healthy quantity of wines from other German wine-growing regions (e.g. the Pfalz and Rheinhessen) as well as less expensive, imported wines. Much of this production is exported. Nevertheless, direct sales to final consumers is an important sales outlet for smaller growers, who benefit from the region's tourism. Zell, Bernkastel and Piesport are among the few German appellations of origin with a recognition value far beyond their borders.

Signposted routes through wine country: Mosel Weinstrasse (driving) · Moselhöhenweg (hiking trails on both sides of the river) · Römische Weinstrasse (driving) from Leiwen to Schweich · Elbling Route (driving) from Konz to Perl, parallel with the Luxembourg border

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Mosel 

Mosel-Wein e.V.

Gartenfeldstraße 12a
54295 Trier

Tel: +49 6 51 71 02 80
Fax: +49 6 51 71028-20

www.weinland-mosel.de 
info@weinland-mosel.de