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Boppard Hamm

famous vineyard in the German growing region middle Rhine, Under the name Bopparder Hamm, it is part of the town of Boppard on the left bank of the Rhine south of Koblenz. Boppard goes to the Celtic Boudobriga settlement back, which was originally on the south side of the Boppard Hamm. This flourished from the first to the third centuries. After the abandonment of the Limes on the right bank of the Rhine in 355, the Romans built castles near the bank. This is how the Roman fort Bodobrica was built on a flood-free area directly on the banks of the Rhine, which was abandoned at the beginning of the fifth century. With its corner and wall towers, it is one of the best preserved in Germany. The vineyard stretches six kilometers from Boppard to Spay. The extremely steep slopes form through the course of the Rhine a loop in the shape of an "S". This is also the background of the name "Hamm", which is derived from the Latin term "hamus" (fish hook).



The majority of the vineyards face south and cover a total of 75 hectares. Some locations, such as Engelstein, are among the steepest vineyards Germany. They are well protected against winds from the west and also from the east, which further favors the ideal climate here. The floors consist of weathered gray-greenish pebbles with blue-black inclusions. There are seven individual layers in Bopparder Hamm. The centerpiece is the four that are considered the best Engelstein. Feuerlay. Mandelstein and Ohlenberg most of which face south and benefit from the nearby Rhine. The remaining three individual layers are Elfenlay, Fässerlay and Weingrube, Here are mainly the varieties Riesling. Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) cultivated. The picture shows the section between the municipalities of Boppard and Spay.

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