The goal at Weingut Clemens Busch is to let the wines express the place the vines are rooted in. Granted, this is something most winemakers will claim to be their goal. But there are only a handful of growers in Germany who not only mention the vineyard on the label but also the particular parcel within that vineyard. Most of the names for subdivisions in vineyards had been erased by the 1971 wine law. But Clemens Busch put the old names back on the label.
The idea of the terroir is thus further pursued in the subdivision of his vineyard Pündericher Marienburg - based on the different soil types of each parcel in this vineyard. Fahrlay, which literally means "slate at the ferry" (because it's the part of the vineyard that is close to the ferry, which crosses the river Mosel) is predominantly blue Devon slate. Falkenlay ("slate of the falcon", being near a stone pit where falcons nest) is all grey slate. Weissenberg is the part of Marienburg with high amounts of red slate. And finally the Felsterasse where the vines are more than 50 years old.