At the headwaters of the Mosel River are two tributaries, the Ruwer and the Saar. The Saar is by far the coolest sub-region in the Mosel, with its own special microclimate. Brisk easterly winds combine with deep slate soils on steep, southern facing vineyards to produce wines of uncommon delicacy, finely filigreed acidity and pretty floral perfumes.
One of the top talents in the Saar is Christian Ebert, proprietor of Weingut Schloss Saarstein, located near the town of Serrig. His winery is a chateau perched on a bluff overlooking the Saar River.
On the flanks falling away from the chateau is the monopole Serrig Schloss Saarstein. Christian’s roughly 11 hectares of vineyard holdings are contained within this one majestic site; the subsoil is a combination of grey and red slate which translates into luscious lemon and pineapple notes in his finished wines.