Ried Exelberg is divided into two sections and is located to the west of Ruppersthal. The vineyards vary in elevation between 230 and 300 metres, they occupy flat terrain and incline predominantly to the south and south-west. The vines grow on black earth composed of loess, which provides a deep root depth. 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 predominantly planted with Grüner Veltliner and red wine grape varieties because a high degree of ripeness can always be achieved 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 plot corresponding to the northern part of the Ried was referred to as “Blamfang” at this time, and the southern part as “Mehlsack”. The name Exelberg is probably derived from the name of the Öxle mountain and reflects the fact that the grapes reach a high level of ripeness and sugar content.

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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