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single vineyard in the municipality of Dirmstein (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of Pfalz. It was first mentioned in 1557 as "am Mandel Pfad". The name is derived from the former economic use of almond trees, some of which still characterise the landscape today. The south to south-east facing vineyards are situated at 120 metres above sea level with a slope of 10 to 20%. They cover 160 hectares of vineyards. The soils consist of limestones and porous loess with an underlying massive limestone plate, which results in a good water retention capacity. In the middle part there are favoured parcels, this is among others "Himmelsrech". Here, mainly Riesling is cultivated. The Jesuitenhof, Knipser, Schlossgut Janson and Zelt Mario wineries, for example, have shares in the site.

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