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Riede (site) in the municipality of Gols in the Burgenland wine-growing region of Neusiedlersee (Austria). Salzberg is the term used to describe vineyards that are situated on "salty" soil, i.e. precious and good soil. An anecdote explains the name also by a transfer error in old property lists. It is said that "Salzberg" originated from "Satzberg" by forgetting the small line at the "t" "Salzberg". It is a long, steep southwest slope on the edge of the Parndorfer Platte. The dark coloured topsoil is slightly calcareous. The underlying sharply delineated source material consists of Danube gravel that is about 600,000 years old. The reddish-brown colouring was caused by the weathering of iron oxides. The reed comprises 32 hectares of vineyards, where mainly the local red wine varieties Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch as well as Merlot can be cultivated. The Beck Judith, Gsellmann Andreas, Gsellmann Siegfried, Heinrich Gernot, Leitner Gernot, Nittnaus Gebrüder and Renner Helmuth wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

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