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Riede (location) in the cadastral community of Pössnitz, municipality of Leutschach on the wine route in the Austrian wine-growing region südsteiermark, However, only the southernmost part of this cadastral community is designated as Pössnitzberg, which is directly connected to Slovenia is adjacent. The rocky and extremely steep vineyards, encircled by meadows and forests, offer a variety of flora and fauna sustainable Habitat. Different climates meet, that is warm winds from the adjacent Slovenian valleys as well as cool air currents from the Koralpe to the west. The large temperature differences cause enormous depth of fruit and diverse aroma formation in the wines.

Pössnitzberg - vineyards

From an geological point of view, the Pössnitzberg is located in the south-western Styrian sub-basin, where some 16 million years ago, up to several thousand meters thick, marine deposits were formed. These fine marine sediments known as the Styrian Schlier are mostly gray-green colored, calcareous clay marl / slate with sand deposits, leaf fossils and charcoal residues. Characteristics of the heavily calcareous soils are those caused by weathering humose often only 20 centimeters high topsoil and solid limestone-sedimentary rock. That special one soil type is used in Styria Opok designated. It enables deep penetration of the vine roots and thus good ones water supply,

The predominantly south-facing boiler layers with eastern and western foothills lie at an average of 400 to 450 meters above sea level. Most of them have one Tilt of over 50%, some parts even up to 75% (37 °). Well-known Subrieden are for example Krepskogel and Römerstein. The terroir is ideal for the mainly cultivated white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay respectively. Morillon and yellow muscatel, Shares in the Pössnitzberg z. B. the wineries Brolli-Arkadenhof. Sabathi Erwin (from which this text comes) Tschermonegg and Tscheppe on the Pössnitzberg (Family Polz ).

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