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Intoxication (single vineyard Germany)

single vineyard in the municipality of Saarburg (Saar area) in the German wine-growing region of Mosel. It is a Erste Lage of the VDP. The name has nothing to do with the condition after excessive wine consumption, but is derived from the old dialect term "Rusche" for rubble or scree. The vineyards, which face south-southwest in the western part and south to southeast in the area of the cone, are situated at an altitude of 180 to 300 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 30 to 60% and cover 12 hectares of vineyards. One area on the central slope is called "Franzens Knüppchen". The stony soils consist of greywacke and weathered Devonian slate with basalt (diabase) and reddish fine earth. Riesling is cultivated here for the most part. The Appel, Dr. Heinz Wagner, Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken and Molitor wineries, for example, have shares in the site.

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