My middle Mosel
The Moselle rises in the Vosges, flows through France and Luxembourg until it flows into the Rhine in Germany at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.
It is divided into upper, middle and lower Mosel, each with its own individual character in each section. Geographically, the Middle Moselle is defined from Schweich to Zell. Ürzig and Zeltingen are thus in the heart of the Middle Moselle.
The river between Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach forms a mitten. Marked by the many meanders, the Moselle has found a particularly attractive path through the Rhenish Slate Mountains here. The flora and fauna offers the attentive observer many highlights. The rocks are popular breeding grounds for eagle owl, red kite and peregrine falcon, you will find the rare Apollofalter and along the cycling and hiking trails (eg Erdener Klettersteig and the Moselle-Maare-Radwanderweg), wild orchids provide stimulating splashes of color.
However, the truly special of the Middle Mosel is certainly in the expression of the rocks and steep slopes. Sometimes rugged, sometimes softer, these can have up to 65% gradient.
In this hillside grow grapes of special quality and that was already known by the ancient Romans, who founded the winegrowing on the Mosel. Therefore, the Moselle is considered the oldest wine growing region in Germany. Relics from this period can be found along the Mosel z. As in earth an old Roman wine press, which was discovered in the context of land consolidation.
For centuries the Riesling grape was the trademark of the Mosel, but in recent years the spectrum has expanded considerably. Due in part to climate change, a large variety of white and red grape varieties are grown today.
With heart and passion, the winemakers face the challenge and not only in the vintage. Almost entirely by hand, many winemakers still produce their own wines, so each wine has its own individual touch. The Moselaner is an open-minded, friendly and sociable person.
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About the Author
As the commercial manager of the metalworker Limbach Maschinen located in Mayen, the three-time mother has little time left for herself. She finds the native Mosel woman in her homeland. With their very personal holiday homes offers people recreation, rest and relaxation in the Middle Moselle.