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Cultivated field

Singular situation in the municipality Freyburg in the German growing area Saale-Unstrut. It was only at the beginning of the 1990s that it was combined as a single vineyard site from the formerly independent sites of Abtei, Haineberg, Schlossberg and Schweigenberg. The name goes back to a legend about the Landgrave Ludwig the Iron (1128-1172). Around 1170, he punished the oppression of his peasants by noblemen by having the culprits harnessed to a plough and plowed the stony field in front of his castle. The vineyards, facing southeast to south-southwest, at an altitude of 110 to 220 metres above sea level with a slope of 25 to 45%, cover 14 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of shell limestone interspersed with loess and red sandstone at the bottom of the valley. The varieties cultivated arePinot Blanc, PinotGris, Riesling, Silvaner, Traminer and Zweigelt. The vineyards Frölich-Hake, Lützkendorf and Pawis, for example, have a share in the site.

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