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Glöck

Single location in the community Nierstein in the German growing area Rheinhessen, It was already mentioned in a deed of donation in 742 and is therefore considered the oldest vineyard in Germany. Supposedly, the bells of a church over the vineyard rang to the name. In 1141 she was mentioned as "Clegken". The south-facing vineyard in 90 to 130 meters above sea level with 5 to 15% slope covers only 2.11 hectares of vineyards, which are completely fenced since 1761 by a wall. The soil consists of loess on red slate (Rotliegend) with sandy loam and have an excellent Water storage capacity, Be here Riesling and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ). The location is since 1925 the sole possession of State Winegrowing Domain Oppenheim (Predecessor Hessian wine-growing domain).

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