Geckos may be seen jumping around the Schlangengraben's warm red stones.
Reptiles and vines have in common their affection for the warm, humid environment of this vineyard.
The vineyard was planted in the 1920s, some of the vines planted then remain today. Innumerable water capillaries run through the Schlangengraben providing a regular water source for this vineyard, ensuring that even in the worst of droughts the vines remain healthy.
The full southern exposure guarantees ripeness. The high iron content of these slate soils give it a distinct reddish appearance; from such soil are produced wines with notable citrus and herbaceous characters of woodruff, mint, gooseberry, grapefruit, and lemongrass.
As the Saar is famous for its steely, crisp, and elegant wines this vineyard is set aside for refreshing and light, off-dry Kabinett wines simply assigned the moniker ´Wiltinger Alte Reben´.
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