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Scharzhofberg

Single location in the municipality Wiltingen (Saar area) in the German growing area Moselle, It must not be confused with the Scharzberg situation. It is next to the Würzburg stone (Franconia) probably around the world's most famous vineyard in Germany. The location is so famous that on the bottles label just like Grand Crus in the French Burgundy to renounce the leadership of the community. In most cases only "Scharzhofberg" or "Scharzhofberger" is mentioned. The origin goes back to a donation to the monastery of St. Mary in the year 700. The monastery operated in the wake of viticulture also in the area of ​​today's famous location. After the secularization under Napoleon (1769-1821) the estate was auctioned in 1797. The vineyards achieved a huge increase in value as a result. A plot With 3,053 square meters achieved in 1896 a price of 90,000 gold marks. The Scharzhofberg is one of the best white wine locations in the world and the wines achieve Auctions Maximum prices. In the Land Consolidation In 1971, the original situation with 18 hectares added another 10 hectares. In the center of the picture are the fraudulent buildings of the winery Egon Müller-Scharzhof,

Scharzhofberg with the winery Egon Müller-Scharzhof

The south to south-southeast, and at the western edge in some parcels to the southwest aligned vineyards in 180 to 310 meters above sea level with 30 to 60% slope include 28.1 hectares of vineyards. The soil consists of heavily weathered gray shale with an extremely high proportion of rock, clayey-silty fine earth with iron-containing, reddish parts, as well as in the western area with Braunderde. Here there is a special microclimate with sometimes extreme temperature fluctuations, which is especially for noble sweet Wines like Trockenbeerenauslese suitable is. Due to the location in a wind-open Quertal, there is a tendency to cool climate, The central Scharzhofberg has a heat-storing mold. It is almost exclusively the Riesling for the most part ungrafted cultivated, where vines single parcels date from the 19th century. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Episcopal wineries Trier. Egon Müller-Scharzhof. Hoevel. Imperial Count von Kesselstatt. Resch Hans. Van Volxem and United Hospitals,

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