Since late February, three Ouessant sheep have been grazing and gambolling among the vines on the Häremillen wine estate. This was the idea of winemaker, Michèle Mannes, who is hoping to expand her flock and, if everything goes to plan, introduce them to some of her more steeply sloping parcels.
Although Riesling is not the most widely planted grape variety on the Moselle, it’s the one that forges estates’ reputations. They’re well aware of this on the Clos Mon Vieux Moulin estate (in Ahn) owned by cousins Frank and Luc Duhr. And they have been for some time.