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Boppard Hamm

Famous vineyard in the German wine-growing region middle Rhine, He is under the name Bopparder Hamm a part of lying on the left bank of the Rhine south of Koblenz city Boppard. Boppard goes to the Celtic Settlement Boudobriga back, which was originally on the south side of Bopparder Hamm. This experienced its heyday from the first to the third century. After the abandonment of the right bank of the Rhine in 355, the Romans laid near castles. Thus, 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 is one of the best preserved in Germany. The vineyard stretches for 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 derives from the Latin term "hamus" (fish hook).

The vineyards are mostly oriented south and cover a total of 75 hectares. Some layers like for example Engelstein count 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 soils consist of weathered gray-greenish Kieselgallenschiefern with blue-black inclusions. The Boppard Hamm is divided into seven sublibraries. The central core is the four best individual layers Engelstein. Feuerlay. Mandelstein and Ohlenberg Most of them are south-facing 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 ). The picture shows the section between Boppard and Spay.

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