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Juffer

single vineyard in the municipality of Brauneberg (Bernkastel area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. The name refers to the former ownership by Franciscan nuns, who were popularly called "Juffen" (virgins, prayer sisters or pious women) in Rhineland dialect. The vineyards, which face southwest to southeast at an altitude of 110 to 240 metres above sea level with a slope of 60 to 75%, cover 31.5 hectares of vineyards. The soil, which is shallow to deep in the lower areas, consists of fine weathered Devonian slate with 60 to 80% slate content, partly interspersed with clay. It has an excellent water storage capacity. The site is protected from above by a forest belt. It is not considered to be of quite as high a quality as the adjoining Juffer Sonnenuhr. Riesling is mainly cultivated here. 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 wineries, for example, have shares in the site.

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