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single vineyard (also Niesgen) in the municipality of Kasel (Ruwer Valley area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. The name probably goes back to the diminutive form of the name Agnes. It probably originated as early as the 13th century and refers to an abbess Agnes of the monastery of St. Irminen. The small community of Kasel is considered the wine capital of the Ruwer region. The south-southwest facing vineyards at an altitude of 170 to 240 metres above sea level with a slope gradient of 15 to 70% cover 14 hectares of vineyards on barren Devonian slate soil with hard, blue slates with plenty of fine soil at the foot of the slope. Riesling is predominantly cultivated here. Shares in the site are held, for example, by the Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier, Dominikaner-Weingut C. von Nell-Breuning, Erben von Beulwitz, Karlsmühle and Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt.

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