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Graacher Himmelreich

 

"Graacher Himmelreich" is the largest single vineyard in the town of Graach, the direct neighbor to Bernkastel-Kues. The Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Estate holds many small parcels in Graacher Himmelreich, totalling 1.2 hectares.

The terroir of the "Himmelreich" in Graach consists mainly of weathered medium-depth slate soil, combined with a low content of clay. The vineyard is located 110 to 260 meters above sea level and the slopes are steep throughout. The wines from this vineyard are full-bodied and juicy, and in some years also robust and noble.

The appellation "Himmelreich" is applied to this elevated vineyard location because it means "heavenly domain". Some sources even say that the vineyard is named after the local cemetery where the vineyard's domain begins.
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