Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Saar, river which rises in the Vosges Mountains and joins the River Mosel at Konz, near Trier. Downstream from Serrig, Riesling vines grow on slate, resulting in wines of long-standing renown. The Saar’s vineyards are today subsumed under the regional name mosel.