AMONG IPHOFEN VINEYARDS
Sometimes words are useless.
This often happens when the images are in themselves already significant, totally expressive and do not need further explanation.
This is my story in pictures of a fantastic June afternoon that new friends gave me.
This is a fantastic journey in frames that tells the meeting between the vineyards surrounding the town of Iphofen and me.
This is the celebration of a legendary vineyard, the VDP.GROSSE LAGE® JULIUS-ECHTER-BERG.
The VDP.GROSSE LAGE® JULIUS-ECHTER-BERG lies on the slope of the Schwanberg, the western extension of the Steigerwald hills, and faces south.The forested hill top protects the slope from north and east winds, thus allowing the GROSSE LAGE to heat up in summer. The grey-brown Keuper marl stores the warmth of the day and releases it slowly in the evening. The soil in the upper area of the GROSSE LAGE JULIUS-ECHTER-BERG is particularly skeletal. The coloured marl stems from layers of green Stuttgart Formation sandstone and 200-million-year-old marine fossil sediments. The GROSSE LAGE JULIUS-ECHTER-BERG climbs from 350 to 370 metres a.s.l. at up to a very steep 65 percent gradient ( source: www.vdp.de).
Faced with such an immense and rich in beauty landscape you can only watch for hours silently nourishing your soul.