Size: 28.6 ha
Subsoil: Terra Rossa, limestone, loess
Name: Counts of Leiningen, the "Lords" of Hardenburg.
We are here on a large limestone reef or limestone floe, formed in a tropical sea and later "broken off" from the surrounding countryside broken off" from the surrounding countryside. Remarkably intense red earth ("Terra Rossa") was formed when lime weathered in a tropical climate and iron oxidised. lime weathered and iron oxidised in a tropical climate. The climate and subsoil make for fresh, fruity, powerful Rieslings.