"Ockfen is an old wine growing village located in a side valley of the Saar River. It is renowned for its outstanding vineyard site, 'Ockfener Bockstein' which is a steep valley slope with unobstructed southern exposure. The soil consists of hard slate stones, which, in fact, leave a grayish blue powder residue when handled. This is indicative of thesolubility of the soil, which allows the vine roots to absorb mineral nutrients quickly and easily during the growing season. As a result the wines of Ockfener Bockstein are especially lively and minerally in character." -Importer [+]