single vineyard in the municipality of Mittelheim in the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. It is named after an old statue of Saint Nicholas made of sandstone, which stands at the upper edge together with the winegrower patron Urban of the site, which originates from church property. The south to southwest-facing vineyards at 80 to 130 metres above sea level, with slopes of up to 16%, cover almost 40 hectares of vines. The Rhine, only 150 metres away, exerts a warming influence. The soils consist of deep, chalky loess, partly interspersed with gravel. The Riesling and Pinot Noir varieties are cultivated here. The vineyards of Brueder Eser, Dr. Corvers-Kauter, F.B. Schönleber and Kühn Peter Jakob, for example, have shares in the site.
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