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… shape of the Bocksbeutel is ancient. Among the Celtic relics (ca. 1400 BC) unearthed in Franconian soil near Aschaffenburg is a round, flattish clay bottle, which is regarded as a Bocksbeutel prototype. The…
… route, detailed information panels explain and illustrate points of interest on topics ranging from soil profiles, varietal origins, soil maintenance, integrated viticulture (ecologically friendly practices),…
… eruptions.Yet the hill is doubtlessly more renowned for the wines from the vines that thrive in its soils – at least since 962 in Ihringen, and probably even earlier since it is likely that the Romans planted…
… capture sunlight; the river’s proximity provides a heat reservoir; and the heat-retaining stony, slate soils afford perfect conditions for the production of superb Riesling wines with a fine mineral tone and…
… the growth of Riesling. Walls made of slate rocks, built horizontally across the slope, save the soft soil of clay slate from sliding down the slope – they also give the steepest vineyard of all of Europe its…
… in 1903, the cliffs had to be exploded off the steep, rutted terrain and 100,000 cubic metres of soil had to be cleared away by hand!An unbelievable undertaking, but one that soon literally bore fruit:…
… weathered wayside cross made from the vineyard's own limestone. That same limestone in the soil below the vines also gives the Schwarzen Herrgott its notable mineral intensity.
… are noted for their minerality and elegance, a marker from the high lime content in the vineyards' soils. Its spectrum is broad, ranging from traditional varieties such as Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner,…
… It's located on the western edge of the hills that ring the Rhine rift, with a side-by-side mix of soil types that ensures tremendous diversity in the wines.
… raw material. In fact its warm and inviting coloration can be attributed to the minerality in the soil.Despite the contrast in styles, the historic Baroque stucco building and the light-flooded glass and…