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Spiegel (Riede Austria)

A common term for vineyards or sites in the German-speaking world. The name is derived from "ausspiegeln" (to level). This means that the land was specially prepared for viticulture and better cultivation. A second interpretation is "that the sun is reflected in the Riede" and thus has a particularly good orientation or sun exposure (exposition). And in a third version, the name derives from the Old High German "spekulare" - meaning "good/wide view". In Austria, there are at least five vineyards/sites with this designation.

Gedersdorf - Kremstal (Lower Austria)

The soils of this vineyard, also called "Spiegeln", consist of loam with a slight lime content. The white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner, Chardonnay and Riesling as well as Merlot are cultivated here. The Berger Erich, Eder Martin and Müllner Johann wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

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