The Morstein vineyard rises majestically above the Rhine glacial valley and at its heart, between 180-240 metres a.s.l., is the impressive VDP.GROSSEN LAGE® MORSTEIN. The 20-25 -percent-gradient slope faces due south and stretches into Gundersheim to the west and up to a high plateau. The upper soil horizon of the GL MORSTEIN is heavy clay marl with limestone embedments. Vines struggle to root in this soil, but deep below the surface is a limestone aquifer that provides vines with a good source of minerals and nutrients, even during prolonged dry spells. The vegetation period in the MORSTEIN GL is relatively long and grapes can ripen late. Predominately Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) grow here. History: The Morstein was first mentioned as “Marsten” in documentation of the Cistercian Otterberg Monastery receiving it as a gift in 1282. The name probably comes from a rock border marker, a “Marstein”.

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Growing Area

Graded area9,77 
Groundclay marl with limestone, very rocky basement
Graded vinesRiesling, Spätburgunder, Silvaner

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