The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® LAY is located right next to the town of Bernkastel on the Mosel River. The site faces southsouthwest to south and the vines, partly very old and ungrafted, are often still trained in the traditional Mosel fashion on individual stakes. This makes it easier to tend the vines in the steep 50 to 70 percent slope gradient that rises from 110 to 160 metres above sea level. The solar radiation in this slope is further intensified by its proximity to the reflecting surface of the river making the site warm. The soil is grey-blue Devonian slate with some clay content, which guarantees good water storativity.
History: The word “Lay” has a Celtic origin and means slate rock.