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Luxembourg – A Sparkling Wine Culture

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Photograph: © R. Herber | Vinsmoselle

The Moselle region is the key to unlock the secrets of Luxembourg’s high-quality wine, while at the same time discovering unusual tourist sites. The region in the south east of the Grand Duchy is home to the country’s famous wine region, tucked away in the valleys between the Luxembourgish borders with France and Germany. Its mild climate is ideal for the vines.
 
Luxembourg’s Moselle region has a lot offer and wine packages are a great way to discover the region. They include walks through the vineyards and boat cruises on the river. Cycling tours with a rental bike along the river or through the wine slopes are yet another option. Sparkling Crémants, Luxembourg’s pendant to the French champagne is the poster child for the region. However, the region also produces elegant Rieslings, fruity Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, exotic Gewürztraminer, Rivaner, strong Pinot Noir and of course also the regional specialties Elbling and Auxerrois. Other local highlights include ice and straw wines. The choice of Luxembourgish wines is almost endless and hardly any other country boasts such a variety on such a small scale.
On 42 km, between Schengen and Wasserbillig, you can take in impressive river landscapes and idyllic winemaking villages with contemporary architecture. Modern cuisine and regional produce make for high-end culinary experiences. As “wine ambassadors”, numerous chefs have specialised in dishes made with Luxembourgish wines and some even offer cooking classes.
 
Wine slopes, cellars, idyllic villages and towns can be explored with rental bikes or while on a hiking tour. The hiking paths, certified by the German Rambler Institute, lead to great panoramic plateaus, fields filled with fruit trees and impressive rocks in the middle of shaded forests. The abundance of fruit shows that alongside its ideal setting for wine making, the Moselle region is also popular for its distilleries.
 
Courtesy Luxembourg for Tourism

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