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Gerümpel

There are two single vineyards of this name in Germany:

Wachenheim - Pfalz (Mittelhaardt-German Wine Route)

It is possible that the name (which is not to be taken pejoratively) can be traced back to a previous owner, as according to a document from 1499, a Philipp von Bechtolsheim ceded this parcel of land to his cousin Grympel (a first name that goes back to Grimbald). In other documents, the site is also referred to as "Crumpel", "Krümpell" and "Grümbel", which also allows for an interpretation based on the "crumbly soil" (Letten = loam). The east to west-facing vineyards at 125 to 170 metres above sea level with 15 to 20% slopes cover 14 hectares of vines. The Palatinate Forest in the west protects the lee side (the side facing away from the wind ) from precipitation. The soils consist of loamy sandstone weathered with limestone marl. The Riesling and Pinot Noir varieties are cultivated here. The wineries Dr Bürklin-Wolf, Mosbacher Georg, Schaefer Karl, members of the Wachtenburg W inzergenossenschaft winegrowers' cooperative and Zimmermann Emil, for example, have shares in the site.

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