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Halenberg

Single vineyard in the municipality of Monzingen in the German wine-growing region of Nahe. The name is derived from the steep, bare slope. As early as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) praised a "Monzinger" in 1815. He did not mention a site, but Halenberg is considered the best site in the municipality. The south to southwest facing vineyard at 160 to 240 meters above sea level with a slope of 25 to 60% covers eight hectares of vineyards. The easily heated soil consists of a conglomerate of blue-grey slate with quartzite and pebbles, in the flatter part with admixtures of clay and in the steep slope with a lot of gravel and sand. The nightly cold fall winds are diverted by a hill above the vineyard. This is also the location of the small vineyard Auf der Ley, which is defined as a cadastral site and extends to a small extent into the neighbouring single vineyard Frühlingsplätzchen extends. Only Riesling is cultivated here. The special climate favors the production of noble sweet wines. The wineries Anheuser Paul, Emrich-Schönleber, Hehner-Kiltz, Schäfer-Fröhlich and Schauß Erich, for example, have shares

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