Axpoint

Facts:

Town:
Spitz
Size in ha:
12,80
Altitude in m:
205 - 293
Aspect:
S
Average Slope in %:
12
Max. Slope in %:
52
Terraced vineyard:
Partially
Distance to Danube in m:
216
Labour required in h:
4.500
First documentary evidence:
1234

Description

Axspoint refers to the slope toe area and the level area between the vineyards Singerriedel and Pluris as well as the slopes of the Rotes Tor. The name was originally "Abtspoint" and provides information on the former ownership. It was first documented in 1243 as "Akspevnt".

Soil Profile Achspoint - Hochrain

The Axpoint slope is located in the sheltered basin surrounding Spitz. Persistent westerlies during the last ice ages deposited thick layers of loess. Loess consists mainly of silt, soil of a grain-size fraction between coarse sand and fine clay, which can be easily transported by wind (silt: 0.063-0.002 mm). The mineral composition of loess is dominated by quartz, feldspars, micas, clay minerals and calcite (carbonate). Iron oxides give the loess a yellowish-brown colour.