single vineyard in the municipality of Trittenheim ( Bernkastel area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. The name has nothing to do with the health-promoting effect of the wine or the pharmaceutical facility. Presumably, the name is derived from "Abtsberg" or "Abteiberg" and refers to a foundation of the Trier Abbey. The vineyards with extreme steepness of up to 70% are located opposite Trittenheim on the right bank of the Moselle towards the southwest and west. Until 1909, the winegrowers had to use a ferry to get to their vineyards, from then on there was a bridge. The core area of the site called Fährfels still reminds us of this, where the driving rope was once attached to a rock. The Altärchen vineyard used to be divided. One part with almost identical terroir was adjacent to it on the right bank of the river and the second part opposite it on the left bank. In the course of a land consolidation, the first part of Altärchen was integrated into the pharmacy. The picture shows the municipality of Trittenheim with the single vineyards Altärchen, Apotheke, Felsenkopf and Leiterchen.
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