Wednesday, March 24, 2010

the Mosel Valley ...

... meandering down the Mosel - the Mosel River Valley
offers Roman ruins, medieval castles
and renowned wines ...

... the Mosel river near the village of Piesport ...

... Burgruine Landshut (1277)
ruin of the Castle of Landshut ...

Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch ... (EN-DE)
... the internationally recognized Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch,
Erben Müller-Burgraef estate is located in
the picturesque town of Bernkastel-Kues

in the heart of the Middle Mosel.
Here we cultivate, 12 hectares (ca. 30 acres)
of prime, steep Riesling sites. ...

Bernkastel-Kues ... (EN)
... is a town over 700 years old,
located on the Moselle river ...

... sundial Weingut Zeltinger Sonnenuhr - Zeltingen,
one of the notable vineyards of the Mittelmosel ...

... Ürziger Sonnenuhr /sundial Ürzig ...
... In-between the well-known vineyard
‘Ürziger Würzgarten’
you have a view of
the oldest sundial of the Moselle Valley...


... in the 19th century, large sundials were built in
these vineyards so that the workers would know what
to break for lunch or the end of the work day.
Since these vineyards receive the most exposure
to the sun, many of the wines produced from
these vineyards are richer and more full-bodied
than wine produced from other vineyards.
In a similar way to many of Burgundy's Grand Cru
vineyards, the Sonnenuhr vineyards are highly parceled
with multiple owners of individual plots or
rows of vines. The Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard
alone has more than 200 owners.


... Reiler Goldlay vineyards ...

...still winter in the vineyards at Reil ...

Reil - Mosel (EN-DE)
... the official website of the wine
and holiday resort of Reil-Mosel

Mosel wine region ... (EN)
The area is known for the steep slopes of the region's vineyards
overlooking the river.
The Mosel is mainly famous for its wines made
from the Riesling grape, but Elbling and Müller-Thurgau also
contributes to the production. Because of the northerly location
of Mosel, the Riesling wines are often light, low in alcohol,
crisp and high in acidity, and often exhibit "flowery"
rather than "fruity" aromas.