Moselle wine, these are terms that belong together since 2000 years ago. And one of the most enthusiasticearly Moselpropagandisten, a native of Bordeaux late Roman politician and poet Decimus Magnus Ausonius(310 - 393) knew before about 1600 years, the Mosel wine-landscape to describe such a way that they are -in content - today currently listening to.
. "no, not struggling to schau'n shimmer and shining bright, the free air of the clear day, since everythingworks with flattering look that I felt good to see the beauty and splendor of my brilliant native Bordeaux: thegable of the villas, to hanging banks high up the hills, the green of the vine, the sweet waters of the Moselle, which then flows down with a quiet murmur. "
He speaks of the "wine-bearing heights, where Bacchus can mature beautifully scented wine," he describes"the bustling wineries, nimble soon on top of the summit, now there, where the slope is coming."
The wine seems too Ausonius's time to have played a major role in the Moselle valley. This is corroboratedby the findings of numerous wine presses dating back to Roman times. In addition to the other at Piesportexcavated and well secured investment is worth a visit.
Many historians believe that the Romans brought the wine in the Mosel. Others say that imparts even in Celtic times, through Greek influence was known wine in the Moselle valley. This is supported, among other things, that the traditional common stock on the Moselle cultivation has not been used by the Romans, but on the Greek islands, is still in use today.
Whether through the Roman and Greek influence, at that time in the ancient world, the foundation stone forthe still dominant economic form in the Moselle valley was laid.