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Spitzerberg

There are two vineyards of this name in Austria:

Prellenkirchen - Carnuntum(Lower Austria).

The vineyard lies on the southern slope of the mountain of the same name. However, this is neither pointed nor a mountain, but rather an elongated slope. The Romans already cultivated vines here, and the excavations of the legionary camp and the civil town of Carnuntum are not far away. In older maps from the end of the 19th century, some of the field names still in use today are Holz Weingarten, Kranzen, Spitzer, Satzen and Tullner. The mainly south-facing terraced vineyards range from 163 to 265 metres above sea level with slopes of 0 to 25 degrees. The vineyards cover 73 hectares. The core and ridges are built up of limestone and dolomite. The areas planted with vines consist of predominantly sandy and also silty-clay sediments. In the lower area, the dark-coloured terrain here becomes flatter as a result of the accumulation of washed away sediments and humus material. The prominent position of the Spitzerberg in the gateway between the Alps and the Carpathians prevents Atlantic rainy weather and ensures extreme dryness. The red wine variety Blaufränkisch is mainly cultivated here. The Dorli Muhr, Glock Günther, Payr Robert, Pelzmann and Trapl wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

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