Vineyard site : Forster Musenhang
Grape varieties cultivated
160 - 220 m above sea level
sloping site, rising towards and bordering on the edge of the forest
Clayey sand with limestone outcrops
8.63 hectares (21.5 US acres)
Origin of name
The name of this site is supposedly derived from 'Musehelde' (= 'Mäushöhle' [mouse hole] in Deidesheim). Indeed, the connoisseur and gourmet may well feel the inspirational kiss of the mythological 'muse' when enjoying this wine!
Due to its close proximity to the forest, this site is well supplied with water and produces grapes with good acidity levels. The wines are mostly light-structured, with full-bodied features expressive of minerals and are always rich in extract. The Riesling grapes enjoy a long ripening period, do not tend to spoil and preserve their golden colour for a long time. They are not usually harvested until the beginning of November.