ROTHLAUF, Thüngersheim | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®

The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® ROTHLAUF is the old historic parcel within the Johannisberg vineyard. It is not only the hottest part of the Johannisberg, it also has a unique soil structure. The 6.8 hectare vineyard plot drops toward the south and southwest. This area belongs to the so-called Thüngersheimer Sattel, a tectonic fault, where the variegated sandstone layer breaks through the shell limestone layer above it. The soil thus exhibits two representatives of the so-called Franconian geological trio (the third is Gipskeuper). The soils are meagre and skeletal. The vineyard climbs from 190 to 300 metres a.s.l. at a steep 40 to 60 percent gradient.

RegionNahe
AlignmentS-SW
GroundBunter (variegated) sandstone, triassic shell limestone (Lower Muschelkalk)
Graded vinesSilvaner, Riesling


Meteorologic Data

MonthsTemperature
(Average temperature per month in °C)
Sun
(Anual sum of hours of sunshine)
Precipitation
(Anual sum ofprecipitation)
Januar1,043,559,1
Februar1,269,748,6
März4,8140,741,5
April9,6200,936,9
Mai13,2203,367,0
Juni16,5208,367,9
Juli18,5225,179,6
August17,7215,973,1
September13,6157,052,3
Oktober8,7104,447,9
November4,951,168,2
Dezember1,639,377,7