Ried Bassgeige is located a good stretch east of the village of Stettenhof, with its vineyards ranging in elevation between roughly 310 and 350 metres. The vineyards predominantly face south, with some parts also facing south-west. The substratum is made up of quartz-rich sandy gravels of the Hollabrunn-Mistelbach formation. These are approximately 8- 10-million-year-old sedimentary deposits from the ancient Danube, which once flowed into the Vienna Basin, following a course a significant distance north of the present-day river. The soil is a calcareous loose-sediment brown earth which is loamy, sandy, stony and dry. It is composed of fine- and coarse-grained sedimentary deposits from the Neogene period and has a poor water storage capacity. Vineyards are recorded at this location in both the Franziszeische Kataster (Austrian cadastral survey) from 1823 and the Administrativkarte 1:28,800 (administrative map, 1864–1881). The plot named “Basgeigenberg” (alternative spelling “Bassgeigenberg”) was situated more to the south back then.

Quellen: ÖWM, BFW-eBOD Digitale Bodenkarte, Riedenatlas Wagram 2021, M. Heinrich et al. 2009, GBA 2015: Blatt 39 Tulln, NÖ Atlas-Land Niederösterreich, www.familia-austria.at

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