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Eitelsbacher

Hearty and gripping

Eitelsbacher

The wine village Eitelsbach is named after the nearby tributary of the Ruwer. Records show that even the Romans and the Carthusian monks cultivated the Eitelsbacher vineyards from 1335 until 1803.

Eitelsbach was originally called Eisenbach, as they tried to win iron ore near the mouth of the Ruwer a long time ago. It is therefore not surprising that the slate hill has many veins of ore. At the points where the rock comes to the surface, it glows reddish and looks even a bit mysterious.

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Total area:

Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier farms 20.2 ha in the district of Eitelsbach

Height:

150–270 meters above sea level

Exposition:

Southeast to west

Slope:

20–45%

Soil:

Slate with clay interspersed, often rich in iron and then of reddish color. In the best parcels of well-drained, deep soil with very good water supply.

Features:

The Eitelsbacher with southwest facing vineyards enjoy the warm climate of the lower run of the Ruwer; the plots benefit from today’s warmer growing seasons due to climate change

Wine type:

Racy, spicy, and wonderful juicy dry and off-dry quality wines (Qualitätswein) and Kabinetts that have a long aftertaste on the palate