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Ritsch

Single location in the municipality Thörnich (area Bernkastel) in the German growing area Moselle, The name derives from the medieval word "Steinrutze" meaning "slip stones". Again and again, fragile rocks slide down the extremely steep terrain into the valley. For this reason, none can Land Consolidation be done with road construction, because the roads would slip off. Wines from the Thörnich Ritsch were drunk at the beginning of the 20th century in the English royal family at the time of Queen Victoria. The situation became famous in 1956, when the then German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) traveled to Moscow with 20 bottles of the vintage in 1953 and moved the Russian Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) with this gift to the release of the last German prisoners of war could.

The oriented south-southeast to southwest vineyards with 30 to 70% slope cover 20 hectares of vineyards. The south-facing core area runs exactly parallel to the Moselle. The margins turn slightly towards southwest or southeast. The vines grow on weathered only 30 inches deep gray slate soil. Among them are slate rocks, which sometimes step outwards and give the mountain its characteristic, striking appearance. Here is mainly the variety Riesling cultivated. Shares in the situation have for example the wineries Carl Loewen. Gebr. Ludwig. KJ Thul. Lorenz Nicholas and rough Walter.

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