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Goldloch

single vineyard in the municipality of Dorsheim in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. 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. gold was allegedly or really found at this location; 2. an ironic designation for the ore mining in the Dorsheimer Berg (gold was sought and copper ore found); 3. the winegrowers earned a lot of gold (money) with the wines from this excellent location. The Goldloch directly adjoins the single vineyard Dorsheimer Pittermännchen. The vineyards, which face exactly south and are partly 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-gritty hanging 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 Joh. Bapt. Schäfer, Kruger-Rumpf, Pieroth, Schlossgut Diel and Schömehl vineyards, for example, have a share in the site.

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