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Halenberg

Single location in the municipality of Monzingen in the German Nahe growing region. The name is derived from the steep, bare hillside location. Already Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) praised a "Monzinger" in 1815. He did not mention a location, but Halenberg is considered the best location in the municipality. The south- to south-west-facing vineyard at an altitude of 160 to 240 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 25 to 60% covers eight hectares of vines. The easily warmed soil consists of a conglomerate of blue-grey slate with quartzite and pebbles, in the flatter part with admixtures of clay and in the steeper part with lots of gravel and sand. The nightly cold fall winds are dissipated by a hill above the vineyard. This is also where the small Gewann Auf der Ley, defined as a cadastral site, is located, which extends to a small extent across the different sites into the neighbouring vineyard Frühlingsplätzchen. Only Riesling is cultivated here. The special climate favours the production of noble sweet wines. The Anheuser Paul, Emrich-Schönleber, Hehner-Kiltz, Schäfer-Fröhlich and Schauß Erich wineries, for example, all have their shares.

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