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Rudesheimer Berg

Survey in the district of the city of Rüdesheim in the German growing region Rheingau, The mountain is exactly where the Rhine its flow direction turns from west to northwest. According to a legendary story, Emperor is said to be here Charlemagne (742-814) on a boat trip on the Rhine to his Palatinate in Ingelheim ( Rheinhessen ) observed that the snow melted first on the slopes of the Rüdesheimer Berg. He then ordered one here vineyard to put on and out with vines Orleans to plant.

Rüdesheimer Berg - with Ehrenfels Castle

The vineyards, which are mostly south-facing and only in the westernmost part, face around 95 hectares of vineyards with a slope Tilt up to 60 °. The floors consist of Taunus quartzite and slate with varying proportions, which are mixed with loess and clay in shallower areas. It is extremely mild climate with optimal curvature. The sun exposure ( exposition ) and the amount of heat are the highest in the Rheingau. Over 90% is here Riesling cultured. Until the 1970s, the vineyards consisted of numerous small, separated by dry stone walls plots, In the Land consolidation in 1971 they were in the individual layers Kaisersteinfels mountain. Mount Roseneck. Mount Rottland and Schlossberg mountain divided.

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