Steiger

Facts:

Town:
Rossatz
Size in ha:
19,84
Altitude in m:
201 - 224
Average Slope in %:
6
Max. Slope in %:
29
Terraced vineyard:
No
Distance to Danube in m:
108
Labour required in h:
6.900
First documentary evidence:
MTF 1751 - 1753

Description

Steiger covers the area along the Danube stretching from Rossatzbach to the town of Rossatz. Although situated so closely to the Danube, the location must be considered a slope toe in geological terms. Deep soils characterised by erosion material not only produce fine fruity wines but also rich Smaragds.

Soil Profile Steiger

Facing the Danube, the gently sloping Steiger vineyard is a prime example for a footslope location. Colluvial deposits of paragneiss, several metres thick, ensure a balanced water supply even in hot and dry summers. Moreover, the humus-rich topsoil improves water absorption and the water storage capacity, and supplies the vines with all essential nutrients. The soil contains some carbonate, which is an indication for a moderate loess fraction in the parent material.