Wine region of the month: Mosel
The region represents the largest steep slopes growing region in the world, with more than 5,300 ha, the largest Riesling acreage represents world. In the region 2012 669 125 hectoliters of wine were produced. The steepest vineyard in the world is the Bremmer Calmont with a slope of about 65 degrees. In many cases, still dominates the known since Roman times single pile education or Mosel pile education which is but gradually replaced by modern wire systems are also in steep slope. The floors are made in the wine region Mosel shale (Saar, Ruwer, middle and lower Mosel) and limestone (Upper Mosel). In 1967 the Weinbruderschaft Mosel-Saar-Ruwer.
Mild and moderate climate
Riesling is the main wine grape