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Liebfrauenstift-Kirchenstück

Historic single location in the city of Worms (area Wonnegau) in the German wine-growing region Rheinhessen, The famous vineyard once belonged to the ecclesiastical possession of the eponymous Capuchin monastery Liebfrauen-Stiftskirche. In the course of Napoleonic Secularization were in 1808 the vineyards of wine merchant Peter Joseph Valckenberg (1764-1837) and are still partly owned by his descendants and owners of the winery Liebfrauenstift, From the historic part with nine hectares of vines originated only from here produced famous wine Liebfraumilch, The wine from the center has one smoky Taste, which comes from the wooden house rubble from the Palatinate War of Succession (1688-1697). At that time, the debris from the city was deposited around the Liebfrauenkirche and built on it vineyards. Around 1900 he was considered one of the best in Europe and was consumed among others at the British royal court. Unfortunately, then this geographically narrow term on all Rhine wines regardless of the exact origin expanded and thus the former concept of quality largely watered down.

Liebfrauenkirche in Worms with vineyard / Peter Joseph Valckenberg

The newly aligned vineyards in 95 to 100 meters above sea level include extensions 17 hectares, which are located in the middle of the city of Worms to the Liebfrauenkirche. The topsoil consists of loess with a high proportion of Rotliegendem. Below is a layer of sands and gravels. The location is surrounded by walls that provide good protection against winds. Nearby Rhine exerts a positive influence. About 80% will be here Riesling and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ). Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Gutzler Gerhard. Liebfrauenstift (formerly Valckenberg), Schembs Arno and Spohr,

Picture left: From NN - Own Collection, PD-alt-100 , Link
Picture right: City of Worms , Public domain, Link

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