Ried Brunnthal is a terraced vineyard with a southern orientation, as well as a south-eastern orientation in the eastern section. The vineyards lie between roughly 250 and 310 metres above sea level. The soil is a calcareous, silty black earth composed of loess that is several metres thick. Loess is a calcareous rock dust that was blown here from the Alpine region during the cold phases of the Ice Age, at a time when vegetation on the forelands of the glaciers and river plains was sparse. Today, it forms a loamy, sandy and invariably calcareous soil with a well-balanced chemical and mineralogical composition and a good capacity for storing water. The Ried experiences significant differences in temperature caused by colder air coming from the wooded areas to the north-west. Due to the high lime content of this vineyard, it produces wines with a pronounced minerality. The main grape varieties planted here are Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner and Riesling. Vineyards are recorded at this location on the Administrativkarte 1:28,800 (administrative map, 1864–1881). They were already referred to as “Brunnthal” back then. The Ried’s name probably comes from a combination of the Middle High German word brunn, derived from brennen, meaning “burn” or “hot”, and thal, derived from Teil, meaning “part”.

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

Quelle: www.riedenkarten.at


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