Steiger

Facts:

Town:
Rossatz
Insolation in hours per year:
2362
Size in ha:
16,62
Terraced vineyard:
No
Slope gradient:
Ø 6 %
Altitude:
198 - 222 m

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.