Zwerithaler

Facts:

Town:
Weißenkirchen
subsite of:
Buschenberg
Insolation in hours per year:
1960
Size in ha:
2,03
Terraced vineyard:
Yes
Aspect:
S
Slope gradient:
Up to 96 %
Altitude:
207 - 279

Description

This parcel of the Buschenberg vineyard covers the south east part of the cultivated slope. The name reveals the location of this vineyard: it is nestled between the valleys.

Soil profile Zwerithaler

Coming from Dürnstein, the Buschenberg represents the western cornerstone of the Liebenberg-Kaiserberg-Buschenberg triumvirate. Paragneiss with amphibolite occlusions is found at all three locations. The profile was taken in the Zwerithaler footslope section. The parent material consists of hillside debris with alternating layers of dark material and light calcareous material. Like at the foot of the Liebenberg, the material is estimated to be approx. 20 million years old, originating from a landslide.