Ried Eben’s vineyards are located to the south of the village of Ameisthal and range in elevation between around 290 and 310 metres. They predominantly face west, with some also facing south-west. The soil is a black earth or a cultivated raw soil composed of loess. 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. The vineyard is protected from frosts and well ventilated, with good root permeability. Riesling and Welschriesling mature well here. Vineyards are recorded at this location in both the Franziszeische Kataster (Austrian cadastral survey) from 1822 and the Administrativkarte (administrative map, 1864–1881). The name of today’s plot was already in use 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

Quelle: www.riedenkarten.at


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