Frauenweingärten

Facts:

Town:
Rossatz
Insolation in hours per year:
2310
Size in ha:
18,23
Terraced vineyard:
No
Aspect:
E
Slope gradient:
Up to 34 %
Altitude:
206 - 247 m

Description

Frauenweingärten refers to the vineyards on the slopes between Rossatzbach and Rossatz. The nutrient-rich soil found here provides ideal conditions for producing expressive wines, mostly Grüner Veltliner.

Soil profile Frauenweingärten

The gentle western slopes of the Frauenweingärten vineyard are composed of metre-thick glacial loess. On the upper slope, there are varying extents of paragneiss- and migmatite-amphibolite material additions transported from the nearby Dunkelstein Forest. This makes for a lighter soil texture and reduces the carbonate content. The profile clearly shows the individual layers of relocated loess with various contents of paragneiss material.