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Juffer

Single location in the municipality of Brauneberg (Bernkastel area) in the German Moselle growing region. The name refers to the former possession by the Franciscan nuns, who were called "Juffen" (virgins, prayer sisters or sanctimonious nuns) in the vernacular of the Rhineland dialect. The vineyards, facing southwest to southeast at an altitude of 110 to 240 metres above sea level and with a slope gradient of 60 to 75%, cover 31.5 hectares of vines. The soil, which is shallow to deep in the lower areas, consists of fine weathered Devonian slate with 60 to 80% slate content, which is partly interspersed with loam. It has an excellent water storage capacity. The site is protected from above by a belt of forest. It is not quite as valuable as the following Juffer sundial. Here mainly Riesling is cultivated. Shares in the vineyard are for example the Bastgen, Bauer Jörg, Becker-Steinhauer, Dr. Leimbrock - C. Schmidt, Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler, Haag Fritz, Haag Willi, Kranz-Junk, Martin Conrad - Brauneberger Hof, Max Ferd. Richter, Norwig, Paulinshof, Schloss Lieser, Steinmetz Günther, Thanisch Ludwig and Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef.

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