Heymann-Löwenstein wines can be characterized with, among other things, the key words, Riesling, Terroir, Modern – Classic, Refined, Intense and Minerality.
The Moselle stretches along the Moselle River, from the border with France and Luxembourg to the mouth in the Rhine at Koblenz. It is the oldest wine-growing region in Germany and owes its reputation to elegant Rieslings with a refined minerality. Nowhere else in the world can you find as many steep vineyards as in this region. Most wines are vinified here with some residual sweetness, but the dry variety is on the rise. The area is subdivided into six 'Bereiche' (districts), of which Saar-Ruwer and Mittelmosel are the most important.
It sounds like soil. However, the definition wine with terroir is not sufficient. In times of genetic manipulation and food design the term terroir describes the antithesis in contrast to industrially produced wines. It is a political, a cultural term which can't be explained with mono-casual »if-then« relations of an industrial more and better point system which Parker likes to use. Terroir is a complex term. Climate, soil, vine, wine-grower, in the creative interplay wines a maturing which stand out due to individuality, authenticity and complexity.
(Source: Heymann-Löwenstein Germany)