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Steinberg

Popular single-layer designation in Germany, mostly based on the soil type refers.

Durbach - to bathe (Ortenau)

The west-northwest to south-southwest oriented vineyard with 20 to 60% slope includes almost eight hectares of vineyards on granite weathered soil. Here are mainly the varieties Klingelberger (a special one clone of the Riesling) and muscatel cultured. Members of the Durbacher wine cooperative and the Huber Alfred winery.

Steinberg - single location in Durbach (Baden)

Hattenheim-Steinberg - Rheingau

Steinberg has been a district in the sense of the Wine Act since 1971, so there is no additional mention of the place name Hattenheim, but only “Steinberger” appears on the bottle label. The Steinberg is perhaps the most famous location in Germany and was already the favorite vineyard Cistercian of the monastery Eberbach, The Steinberg was already listed in the “Oculus Memorie” goods directory in 1211 and was already surrounded by stone walls at that time. At that time it was probably only the upper, steep and rocky part of the current situation. The almost three kilometers long and three to five meters high wall is provided with a slate roof. It encompasses the entire vineyard and was largely built in 1766 under Abbot Adolph II. Werner von Salmünster (1750-1795). Originally it was supposed to fend off grape thieves in autumn, but at the same time it protects against infiltrating cold air, which gives the vineyard a special climatic position. In 1836 the "little stone mountain" was added.

Steinberg - single location in Hattenheim-Steinberg (Rheingau)

The south and south-west facing vineyards at 133 to 235 meters above sea level with 15 to 35% slope cover 37 hectares of vineyards. The medium to deep soils consist of sandy to clayey clay, with stony-gritty slate in the upper part. You have a high one Water storage capacity, This is where the variety becomes 95% Riesling cultured. The location is divided into two sub-areas with different microclimates. The first is the ten piece on the middle slope, where the best dry Rieslings grow. The second is a trellis along the inside of the wall, from which the heat is reflected. The wines pressed here are made on label also declared as "Steinberger Mauerwein". In the auction (Auction) in 2002 in Eberbach Abbey, a Steinberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese was obtained Cabinet Born in 1937 at € 5,150 the highest price. The location is the sole property of Hessian state wineries,

Niederhausen - Near

The south-southeast facing vineyard at 145 to 230 meters above sea level with 25 to 55% slope includes eight hectares of vineyards. The name is derived from the very hard rock. The extremely barren floors are made of skeletal, yellowish white porphyrite with a small loess layer. Here is mainly the variety Riesling cultured. For example, has a share in the situation Gut Hermannsberg,

Steinberg - single location in Niederhausen (Nahe)

More communities

There are further individual locations with this name in the municipalities or growing areas of Bad Dürkheim (Palatinate), Bad Kreuznach (Nahe), Beilstein (Württemberg), Bollschweil (Baden), Dalheim (Rheinhessen), Gröst (Saale-Unstrut), Guntersblum (Rheinhessen) ), Michelbach (Franconia), Partenheim and Wackerheim (Rheinhessen).

Durbach: © Durbacher wine cooperative
Hattenheim: © klickrhein, Frank Förster / Rheingau
Niederhausen: ©
Gut Hermannsberg

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