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Kupp

Popular single vineyard designation in the German wine-growing region Mosel area Saar (the name does not occur in the other wine-growing regions). The name is derived from "Kuppe" (mountain or hilltop).

Ayl

A vineyard with the name Kupp was first mentioned in documents in 1304 as the property of the Trier burgher Wilhelmus. At a wine auction in 1906, a cartload of "1904er Ayler Kupp" fetched the highest price ever paid on the Saar, 15,030 gold marks. In the course of the land consolidation in 1973, some formerly independent vineyards were added. The vineyards, which are predominantly southwest-facing, turn south and east-southeast at the hilltop that gives the site its name, and in some areas also face east to southeast, with slopes ranging from 20 to 60%, cover 50 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of weathered grey Devonian slate with a high skeletal content. Riesling is one of the varieties cultivated here. Due to different orientations, it is an inhomogeneous site. The vineyards of Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier, Lauer Peter and Reinert, for example, have shares in the site.

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