Mosel Saar Ruwer
The Mosel river plus two of its tributaries make up the region commonly referred to as Mosel Saar Ruwer. An area regarded as the one producing the ultimate expression of the Riesling grape, with the Middle Mosel reigning supreme. This is an area where the river winds snake like revealing many different exposures with vines planted on soils composed of shattered slate rock. Incredibly steep vineyards, often on a 1 in 2 slope (50%), make the whole viticultural activity very labour intensive. In general wines from the Middle Mosel are lively, elegant and subtle, often with a slatey minerality. Wines from the Saar Ruwer tend to be more robust with a steely character.