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single vineyard in the two municipalities of Arzheim and Ilbesheim near Landau (Südliche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. The name is derived from the 270 m high elevation Kleine Kalmit (mons calvus = bald mountain), which is located a few kilometres south of the Große Kalmit, the highest mountain in the Palatinate Forest at 673 m. The site was only created in 2010. The cross-municipality site was only created in 2010, with half of the land taken from the single vineyards Arzheimer Seligmacher and Ilbesheimer Rittersberg. The vineyards cover 112 hectares, of which around 100 are planted with vines. These are Riesling, Blauer Portugieser, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The soils consist of escarpment limestone, marl, loess and hanging loam, covered by a thin layer of humus. The 639 parcels of land, some of which are very small, are cultivated by around 130 winegrowers. The wineries Gies-Düppel, Kranz Boris, Leiner Bruno and Rebenhof Leiner, for example, have shares in the site.

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