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Kalmit

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

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