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Loess is a soil made up of small particles that due to a lack of vegetation were transported by the wind to their present location. In Central Europe loess was mainly formed during the Ice Ages. Low temperatures hardly allowed any vegetation, and the strong west winds and cold and dry fall winds did the rest.

 

Loess soils are known for their great fertility. Small grains give easy access to an abundance of minerals. They allow the air to circulate and provide ideal conditions for water reservoirs and humus.

 

A fertility that is also reflected in the wines. The great appeal of wines grown on loess lies in their fruitiness, richness, and spiciness.