Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Stilisierte Karte von Rheinhessen

Bingen Kirchberg (Church hill of Bingen)

Quartzite lies between chapel and church

The Rochuskapelle (Rochus Chapel) towers above, the Kempten district of Bingen on the banks of the Rhine below. In between the picturesque "Binger Kirchberg" vineyard, first mentioned in 1726. It probably got its name from the view of Kempten's Dreik├Ânigskirche (holy trinity church). Mainly Riesling grows here, but there is also some Pinot Noir found. The loam-loess soil has a high stone content and is very rich in lime and quartzite. The quartzite contains iron oxide, colouring parts of the soil red. The wines show a distinctive flinty minerality.

Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery
Binger Kirchberg with St. Rupert's monastery

facts and figures

Vineyard: 14 hectare Community: Sea level: 110-140 m Exposure: East to Northwest
Region:
Bingen

soil types

Quartzite / Rigosol

quartzite rigosol

Heavily consolidated Devonian sandstone

Medium-sized, stony, sandy loam soil, moderate storage capacity for soil water available for plants, good aeration, poor in nutrients, acidic soil reaction, good heatability, moderate to good root penetration

Fine fruity, apple, peach, mirabelle plum, herbaceous, smoky, lively acidity, tingling freshness, mineral tension, rather lean, ripening time necessary

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