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Stiftsberg

single vineyard in the municipality of Heilbronn (Württembergisch Unterland area) in the German wine-growing region of Württemberg. It was first mentioned in 1281 as "Stifteberch". The name goes back to the then owner, Stift Comburg. The vineyards, which are oriented N-O-S-W with a slope of 10 to 40%, cover 433 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of 190 to 300 metres above sea level with a slope of 0 to 50%. The soil was formed by the weathering of calcareous mudstone of the gypsum basement. The characteristic gypsum deposits were so thick in some places that they were even mined in the past. Due to its immense size, it is a very inhomogeneous layer. The prime site is the "Klinge" vineyard, which covers only 2.2 hectares at an altitude of 210 to 240 metres above sea level with a slope of 20%. The varieties grown here include Lemberger (Blaufränkisch), Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The Drautz-Able, G.A. Heinrich, Kistenmacher-Hengerer, Kurz-Wagner and Schäfer-Heinrich wineries, for example, have shares in the site.

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