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Höll

single vineyard in the municipality of Obereisenheim (Maindreieck area) in the German wine-growing region of Franconia. The name, which refers to hell, goes back to an old legend. According to this legend, a monk, who was also the cellar master of the monastery estate, had caught and imprisoned the devil in the wine cellar. As a pledge for his release, the devil promised to give the Obereisenheim vineyards a "hellish heat" every year so that a good drop would grow there (but why a devil in particular should keep a promise, the story is silent). The south-southwest facing vineyards with slopes of 30 to 40% cover 150 hectares of vineyards on shelly limestone soils on the right bank of the Main. The varieties cultivated here include Silvaner, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus, Kerner, Scheurebe, Spätburgunder, Dornfelder, Domina and Acolon. The wineries Braun Heinz, Max Müller I, Stahl Albrecht and Zur Schwane, for example, have a share in the site.

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