Am Hillesheimer Weg 5
Rieslings at lofty heights and with chalky soil
With up to 280 metres above sea level, this site is one of the highest in Rheinhessen. It also faces east/northeast - a highly interesting site in the wake of climate change. On heavy clay marl "Pelosol" soils with fine limestone inlay, mainly Rieslings thrive here. Cool evening winds are ideal for the "grande dame" of grape varieties. Wines with a distinctive acidity and minerality, depth and elegance are produced. The name "Klopp" first appeared in documents in 1537. The name goes back to the Middle High German word "klupf", which means hilltop.
Oh, how delicious, this vineyard, these wines!
One of the most melodious vineyards in Rheinhessen - and no one really knows where the name comes from! The Middle High German word "lecken" is derived from the Old High German "lecchōn" and refers to something particularly tasty. Does it refer to the tasyts wines? The salt licks for game? Or something completely different? The vineyard was first documented in 1562 with the name "im Leckerberg". The vines grow on terraced slopes above the village on a wide variety of soils such as chalky loam, loess or marl; created by wind drifts and soil erosion from the Kloppberg. Therefore, the wines, Riesling, Pinots and more, show very different styles.
> To the other two single vineyard sites in Dittelheim: Geiersberg and Kloppberg
> To the theme hike Kloppberg https://www.rheinhessen.de/e-wanderung-themen-wanderung-kloppberg
> To the theme hike: Bonerz-Weg https://www.tourismus-alzey-worms.de/wf/entdecken/wandern/naturerlebnis-themenwege.php#anchor_3ca6f54f_Accordion-1-BohnErzWeg-----Rheinhessen-mit--H-Erz-erleben--Strecke-9-5-km-
> Dittelsheim is known for its Heidenturm church: https://blog.rheinhessen.de/orient-rheinhessen-heidenturmkirchen/