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Axpoint

Reed or location (also Achspoint) in the municipality of Spitz a. d. Donau at the western end of the Lower Austrian wine growing region Wachau. The name was originally "Abtspoint" and refers to the former ownership. The first documented mention is in 1243 as "Akspevnt". The vineyard site extends over the foot of the slope and the flat area between the Singerriedel and Pluris sites as well as the slope of the Roter Tor. The partly terraced vineyards, which are oriented southwest to south, at an altitude of 211 to 289 metres above sea level, have a slope gradient of up to 50% and cover nine hectares. Weathered soils predominate in the upper area, while brown earth and loamy sandy soils predominate in the lowlands. Grüner Veltliner is cultivated here to over 90%. Shares of the reed have e.g. Domäne Wachau, Gritsch Mauritiushof, Hirtzberger Franz, Lagler Karl.

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