KirchholzWritten by Petra Gratzer-Weninger on the 7th of May 2019
The Kirchholz site borders directly on the Hochäcker site. Only a field path separates them, and yet on this side,
the upper soil layer consisting of loam and sandy gravel can be as thick as half a meter, which enhances drainage. In its composition of clay and loam the subsoil is similar to that of the Hochäcker site. Here Blaufränkisch grapes grow on vines which can be up to sixty years old.
To bring out the traits of this rocky soil we have been vinified the grapes from these sites separately since 2003. The wine is fruitier, bold, lively, and due to the age of the vines, it has more character and vibrant tannins.
Orography: West-East wandering ridge, slightly sloping on both sides
Soil: Gleyic Cambisol, lime-free, medium-heavy, deeply rooted
Geology: Coarse gravel on top of deeply weathered clay to silt freshwater sediments originating from the Pannonian
Age: approx. 10 million years
Density: 4000 vines/hectare
Age of Vines: 45 years