The vineyards around Mölsheim are significantly cooler than those of Hohen-Sülzen. It's not just that the vineyards sit at quite a high elevation, subjecting them directly to the cooler winds of the Donnersberg massif; the Zellertal also tapers here, funneling the air through the valley like a wind tunnel. This produces cooler daytime temperatures and extremely short drying periods after rainfall.
The VDP classifies the vineyards of its members, with the finest divided into “Grosse Lagen” and “Este Lagen” sites. Starting with the 2018 vintage, the Mölsheim Riesling will bear the VDP. AUS ERSTEN LAGEN classification, as only grapes from classified Erste and Große Lagen sites can be used in this wine.