The Prussian government commissioned the Steuerrath Clotten Mosel vineyard map in 1868. This was a revolutionary document for the time, clearly articulating the idea of terroir with an unprecedented level of specificity. Eight tax levels, in fact, were simplified and condensed into three “quality” rankings for the vineyards, indicated by the three-tone legend toward the bottom-left of the map. Meanwhile, the celebrated contemporary Bordeaux classification (1855) ranked quality based solely on the producer, with no mention of the vineyard.
For more information on the 1868 Mosel wine map, please see the excellent article at larscarlberg.com
Reprint of the 1868 Steuerrath Clotten Mosel Map
Includes an important section of the Mosel, from Trier to Wolf, including the Saar and Ruwer tributaries.
55″ x 16″ | Price: $64.95
Price includes shipping,
handling and applicable taxes.