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Doosberg

single vineyard in the municipality of Oestrich in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. The name is derived from "Dachsberg", as the predominant loess soils are particularly well suited to the badger burrows that used to abound here. The south to southwest-facing vineyards at an altitude of 90 to 150 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 5 to 27% cover more than 100 hectares of vines. The eastern, higher area forms a knoll from where the vineyards slope to the southwest. The soils consist largely of deep loess and loess loam interspersed with quartzite and gravel. They have a good water storage capacity, especially in the lower part of the site. A constant wind blows here, which is particularly advantageous in autumn, because it allows the moisture from fog or rain to dry off, protecting the grapes from fungal attack. The Riesling variety in particular is cultivated here. Shares in the site are held, for example, by the wineries Brueder Eser, Dr. Corvers-Kauter, Eser August, F.B. Schönleber, Geheimrat J. Wegeler Erben, Hirschmann Christoph, Kühn Peter Jakob, Querbach, Rothenbach Fritz and Spreitzer Andreas & Bernd.

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