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single vineyard in the municipality of Maulbronn (Remstal-Stuttgart area) in the German wine-growing region of Württemberg. of the UNESCO monastery of Maulbronn. There is a nice story about the origin of the unusual name. As the monks were not allowed to drink wine during Lent due to the strict rules of the order, they dipped their fingers into the wine and licked them off. This satisfied the rule, because the wine was not drunk. Many a friar wished for eleven (Old High German "eilf") fingers so that he could lick more wine. This gave rise to the name "Eilf-Finger-Berg". The vineyards, which are mainly south-facing, as well as west-facing and south-southeast-facing in the peripheral areas, with slopes ranging from 15 to 50%, cover 15 hectares of vineyards on highly weathered reed sandstone with Keuper in the subsoil. Riesling, Traminer, Pinot Blanc, Silvaner and Lemberger are cultivated here. Since 1872, the "Klosterstück", the core area of the site, has been the sole property of the House of Württemberg. Today, this is the Herzog von Württemberg wine estate.

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