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Saumagen

single vineyard in the municipality of Kallstadt (Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstraße area) in the German wine-growing region of the Palatinate. It has existed since 1810. Lime was already mined here in Roman times. There are several variations on the origin of the name, ranging from the nickname of a former owner, a derivation from the name for a headdress worn by Palatine peasant women, a modified form of a name used under French rule, to the most common, namely that the location has the outline of a "Saumagen" (a hearty Palatine meat dish made of pork, sausage meat and potatoes) similar to a sack. The south to south-east facing vineyards at 160 to 220 metres above sea level with a slope of 10 to 25% cover 40 hectares of vineyards. The permeable, deep soils consist of loess-loam and lime marl intermixed with many small limestones. The barrenness of the soil causes deep rooting of the vines. The Riesling variety is cultivated here in particular. The Benderhof, Brenneis-Koch, Henninger IV, Henninger Walter, Koehler-Ruprecht, Kuhn Philipp, Petri, Rings, Schumacher, Weingut am Nil (with its namesake parcel "Nil"), Wolf Michael and Zeter Oliver, for example, all have shares in the site.

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