KIRCHENSTÜCK, Forst an der Weinstr. | VDP.GROSSE LAGE®



A particularly unique microclimate distinguishes the VDP.GROSSE LAGE® KIRCHENSTÜCK. The site is directly adjacent to the Forster Church (Kirche is German for church) and is surrounded by a knee-high sandstone wall. The warmth radiated from these constructions benefits the vines. They also direct airflow into the vineyard creating a warm, dry air current that drives out moisture and cold in the evening. The east to southeast-facing vineyard is located at 120 to 140 metres a.s.l. and has a gentle 5 to 10 % slope gradient. The soils of the GL KIRCHENSTÜCK are diverse and vary from basalt and sandstone to limestone rubble and clay with a thick layer of clay in the middle section and a water-storing limestone plate two metres under the surface.

RegionFranken
AlignmentNO-SW/ O/SO
Groundsandy clay, clay marl, loam, limestone rubble, basalt
Graded vinesRiesling


Meteorologic Data

MonthsTemperature
(Average temperature per month in °C)
Sun
(Anual sum of hours of sunshine)
Precipitation
(Anual sum ofprecipitation)
Januar2,741,137,1
Februar3,068,034,8
März6,8143,131,0
April11,7203,830,1
Mai15,3204,358,2
Juni18,4214,765,4
Juli20,3234,454,8
August19,6218,756,1
September15,4162,639,6
Oktober10,4103,137,1
November6,647,041,9
Dezember3,342,151,6