Vineyard site : Deidesheimer Mäushöhle (mice hole)
Grape varieties cultivated
125 - 180 m above sea level
A sloping site which rises towards the plateau of the Kieselberg mountain
Sandy loam, partly stony soil, some weathered lime stone
30.8 hectares (77 US acres)
Origin of name
The name of this site has nothing to do with a mousehole but is derived from the sloping vineyard site owned by a family named 'Maus'. The German word 'Halde' for 'Hang' (slope) became 'helde' and finally changed to 'Höhle' (hole).
This site produces fruity, mature wines which are well-balanced. They have a fragrant aroma of tropical flavours. The acidity of the Riesling wines from the 'Mäushöhle' site is rather reserved and delicate, but one of great elegance.