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Ritsch

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

The vineyards, which face south-southeast to southwest, with a slope of 30 to 70%, cover 20 hectares of vineyards. The core area, which faces south, runs exactly parallel to the Moselle. The edge areas turn slightly towards the southwest or southeast. The vines grow on weathered gray slate soil that is only 30 centimeters deep. Below are slate rocks, some of which step outwards and give the mountain its characteristic, striking appearance. Here is mainly the variety Riesling cultured. The vineyards, for example, have a share in the situation Carl Loewen. Gebr. Ludwig. KJ Thul. Lorenz Nikolaus and rough Walter.

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