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Alte Lay

single vineyard in the municipality of Walporzheim in the German wine-growing region of Ahr. In 2017, the directly adjacent Domlay vineyard was abandoned and part of it was added to the Alte Lay vineyard, the rest to the Himmelchen vineyard. The south to south-east facing vineyards at 110 to 250 metres above sea level with slopes ranging from 10 to 75% cover nine hectares of vines. The soils consist of weathered slate with predominantly loamy greywacke and, on the plain, sandy loam. The appearance is characterised by a prominent rocky outcrop (Lay). Here, mainly Pinot Noir, as well as Frühburgunder and Dornfelder are cultivated. The vineyards Adeneuer, Kreuzberg, Maibachfarm and Weingut Sonnenberg, as well as the winegrowers of Weinmanufaktur Walporzheim, have shares in the site.

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