Ried BÖNDL – Subried SATZ
The predominantly flat vineyards of Ried Böndl are located on top of the plateau at an elevation of 210 to 235 metres. The soil is a black earth with a deep root depth. It is composed of loess or colluvial loess that has come about as a result of run-off. Loess is a calcareous rock dust (silt) that was blown here from the Alpine region during the cold phases of the Ice Age, at a time when vegetation was sparse. Today, it forms a loamy, sandy soil that is invariably calcareous, with a well-balanced chemical and mineralogical composition and a good capacity for storing water. Colluvial loess usually loamier, i.e. finer-grained, often containing less lime, but interspersed with layers of gravel and clast. The vineyards are recorded in both the Franziszeische Kataster (Austrian cadastral survey) from 1823 and the Administrativkarte (administrative map, 1864–1881).
Source: 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