Scharzhofberg | Very steep south to south-east facing vineyard site in Wiltingen, Germany, the Saar region’s most renowned vineyard site and classified as an Ortseil, allowing its wines to be labelled simply as Scharzhofberg rather than as Wiltinger Scharzhofberg. Its Rieslings are the Saar’s ‘most elegant wines, exceptionally refined, perfect balance of peach-like fruit and racy acidity,’ (Stuart Pigott, 1995, p.33). The Scharzhof estate lies at the foot of the vineyard (see Egon Müller-Scharzhof, below).

Size | 27 hectares (66.7 acres) (Pigott 1995, p.37).

Wineries

No certification | Egon Müller-Scharzhof. | Von Hovel

Bibliography

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