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Gold hole

Located in the municipality of Dorsheim in the German Nahe wine region. It was first mentioned in a document in 1756 under the name "Am Loch", the current name with the addition "Gold" was only introduced in 1819. The underlying field name can be interpreted in three ways: 1. allegedly or really gold was found here; 2. an ironic name for the ore mining in the Dorsheim mountain (gold was sought and copper ore found); 3. the winegrowers earned a lot of gold (money) with the wines from this excellent location. The gold hole directly adjoins the single vineyard Dorsheimer Pittermännchen. The vineyards, which are oriented exactly to the south and some of which are very steeply terraced, at an altitude of 210 to 290 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 45 to 55%, cover 10.5 hectares of vineyards on the north side of the Trollbach valley. The soil consists of stony and gravelly loam on rocky conglomerates of the Rotliegend with a thin layer of loam and a high proportion of pebbles. Only the Riesling variety is cultivated here. The vineyards Joh. Bapt. Schäfer, Kruger-Rumpf, Pieroth, Schlossgut Diel and Schömehl, for example, have a share in the site.


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