The VDP.GROSSE LAGE HIMMELSPFAD is a historic open-field system parcel in the Langenberg vineyard in Retzstadt. This is the steepest parcel in the vineyard with a 65 percent gradient and it also has the highest solar radiation. The 2.6-hectare HIMMELSPFAD GL faces due south and is the warmest parcel, while the remaining Langenberg vineyard faces southeast to south or southwest to west. The soil is meagre, finely pored shell limestone; its white colour reflects the light into the vines. The HIMMELSPFAD GL lies at 250 metres a.s.l. The main variety is Silvaner (planted 1963). History: The site is named after an old vineyard path.

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Growing Area

Graded area0,89 
Groundtriassic shell limestone (Lower Muschelkalk)
Graded vinesSilvaner

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