Single vineyard site in the municipality of Forst (area Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße) in the German wine-growing region Pfalz. The name refers to the black-coloured volcanic cast basalt, which rose here about 40 million years ago as liquid magma from the earth's interior. The basalt stones on the surface go back to a form of soil improvement common in the 19th century. At that time, crushed stone from a basalt quarry only a few hundred metres away was brought into the ground. The south-east facing vineyard at an altitude of 120 to 160 metres above sea level with a gradient of 10 to 15% comprises 17 hectares of vineyards on red sandstone weathered soils with sandy loam and basalt gravel on the surface and basalt veins in the subsoil. Riesling is cultivated here above all. Shares in the vineyard are held by the Acham-Magin, Bassermann-Jordan, Biffar Josef, Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, Kimich, Lucashof, Margarethenhof, Mosbacher Georg, Müller Eugen, Reichsrat von Buhl, Schaefer Karl, Spindler Heinrich, Villa Wolf and Weingut von Winning.
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Winery Geheimer Rat Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan