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hill

See below hillside,

Designation for vineyards with a certain gradient or Tilt which mostly produce better quality wines due to several causes. The great advantage of slopes especially in viticulture was recognized early on. in the antique Rome, there was the winged word "Bacchus amat colles" ( Bacchus loves the hills). In general, vineyards with 5 to 20% (~ 12 °) slope are considered hillside and above as steep Slope or steep slope. In Germany, around 60% of the vineyards are laid out on slopes or steep slopes. To the steepest positions counting the world Dézaley (Vaud Switzerland), as well as locations in the growing areas Moselle (Germany) and Wachau (Austria) with up to 100%...

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