Vineyard site : Forster Elster
Grape varieties cultivated
120 - 145 m above sea level
This flat site borders the village of Forst in the south.
Coloured weathered sandstone outcrops, clayey sand
7,89 hectares (19.7 US acres)
Origin of name
According to historical evidence the site derives its name from the settlement of Ellerstadt and not from the thieving magpie (in German: 'Elster') living in this area.
The light, sandy soil brings forth fruity wines with an acidity which is mostly harmonious and pleasant. In exceptional years excellent, naturally sweet wines (from particularly ripe grapes infected by botrytis cinerea or 'noble rot') can be produced.