Kanzemer Altenberg is a vineyard site in Kanzem in the Saar region of Germany, wines from whose ‘precipitous slopes once enjoyed the highest international standing,’ (Stuart Pigott: 1995, p.35). The reason, Stuart Pigott says, is the area represents the Saar’s most dramatic landscape, the single loop the river makes during its course from Konz to Serrig. The loop occurs between Kanzem and Wiltingen, creating on the right bank a bowl-like formation affording vines in Wiltinger Braune Kupp and Kanzemer Altenberg ‘the best protection from cold winds anywhere in the Saar.’


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Stuart Pigott, The Wine Atlas of Germany and the Traveller’s Guide to the Vineyards (Mitchell Beazley, 1995).