The "Blattenberg" name dates back to an era when Prüm Abbey owned vineyards in Mehring. The finest quality fruit came from the "abbate plantare," or 'Abbey's planting.' The Blattenberg is Mehring's finest vineyard and locals refer to St. Urbans-Hof's parcel as "Layet" — an old German word for slate. Lavished with sun and wind, the vines grow in a bed of shimmering quartz-laced blue slate. The Mosel, which widens at Mehring, collects and returns warmth, encouraging vine growth. Labeled with the village name "Mehringen," the vineyard's off-dry wines are known for their power, spice and finesse.