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Region: NaheGrape: RieslingVineyard: Norheim DellchenSoil Type Grey slate subsoil covered with a layer of porphyrySlope 50 – 70 %Aspect SouthWine-making: Fermented and matured in a mixture of stainless steel vats and neutral 10+-year-old 1200L German stückfass from Hösch.Age of Vines Approx. 15 – 30 yearsClassification as VDP. GROSSE LAGE®Norheim DellchenSteep cliffs of extrusive igneous rock (porphyry and melaphyre) rise directly from the banks of the River Nahe between Norheim and Niederhausen. Between those cliffs are small hollows, known in the local dialect as “Dellchen”. The slate soils here are mixed with the stony precipitate sedimentary rock of the adjacent volcanic cliffs. The extremely steep, perfectly south-facing slope is terraced by dry stone walls that demand a rigorous level of labor-intensive care.