Single location in the municipality of Malterdingen (Breisgau area) in the German Baden growing region. Cistercian monks from the French Burgundy cultivated Pinot Noir here as early as the 14th century. This is also the origin of the synonym "Malterdinger" for this variety, which is widely spread in this region. The predominantly terraced vineyards, which are oriented from southeast to southwest and have a slope inclination of 10 to 50%, comprise 121 hectares of vineyards. The fillet pieces of the location, which is very inhomogeneous in size, are the Gewanne Atzlenberg, Grabenberg and Wildenstein. The soils consist of weathered shell limestone with loam and loess and are coloured yellow-reddish due to the iron deposits. The Burgundy varietiesPinot Gris, PinotBlanc and PinotNoir are mainly cultivated here. The vineyards Holub Horst, Huber Bernhard and Waßmer Fritz, for example, have shares in the vineyard.
Picture: © Huber Bernhard