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Ritzling

Reed or vineyard site (also known as Leber) in the municipality of Weißenkirchen in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. It was already mentioned in 1236 as "Ritzinger" and in 1301 as "Ritzling". The name is derived from the hamlet (village) or brook of the same name. According to an old legend, a Riesling vine was washed up here on the banks of the Danube. The locals used to deduce the origin of the Riesling from it. However, the current state of knowledge contradicts this. The site comprises several vineyards in the immediate vicinity of the village of Weißenkirchen. The south-facing vineyards at 202 to 226 metres above sea level have a slope inclination of only 6% and cover more than 15 hectares of vineyard area. The loamy alluvial sand on primary rock soil is very suitable for Riesling. The Kropf and Schneeweiss Anton wineries, for example, have shares in the reed.

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