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Uhlen

single vineyard in the municipality of Winningen (Cochem Castle area) in the German Moselle wine-growing region. The name supposedly goes back to owls that used to nest here. The south to west facing vineyards at 75 to 210 metres above sea level with 50 to 70% slopes cover 15 hectares of vineyards. The cultivation of the extreme steep sl opes is only possible by means of monorack rail ways (single-rail rack railways). The main grape variety cultivated here is Riesling, from which, in years with suitable weather conditions, high-predicate wines such as Trockenbeerenauslesen and Eisweine are also pressed. The vines are mainly trained in the special Moselpfahl, Trierer Rad and Vertiko training methods. The sandy soils consist of blue-grey slate with partly clayey sediments and a high rock content.

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