Term used in land surveying for a small piece of land for agricultural use or as building land. It is usually referred to as a parcel and is considered the smallest accounting unit of land ownership in the real estate cadastre or land register. The term is derived from the Latin "particula", which means "particle" (small part). However, this is by no means standardised in terms of size or quality, but rather comprises a smaller part of a larger area. It is often used to refer to delineated ownership shares or parts that belong together for other reasons, such as "planted with the same grape variety", "same sun exposure" or "same soil type or composition". In viticulture, this is a general term for a smaller part of a vineyard, a vineyard (Weingarten) or a single vineyard or Riede. In Germany, there is the term Gewann or, with the appropriate authorisation, the term Katasterlage, which is defined by wine law. See a list of all designations under Rebfläche.
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