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The Absdorfer site is situated in a basin that faces south and which is a continuation of the Wechselberg. It is comprised of loess-clay soil and of a sandy-gravelly underground. These came into being through the weathering of granite and gneiss, and through the decalcification of loess and of glacial deposits. The soils' traits and the special climate prevailing in the basin yield ideal conditions for the growing of mineralistic Grüner Veltliner and Sauvignon Blancs.
Brunngasse is the site bordering on the Weixelbaum vineyard. Brunngasse's soil is a combination of crushed stone and clay. The Chardonnay grown on it is a striking mix of elegance and of a harmony of strength and fullness.
Eine sehr frühe, von Schotter geprägte Lage bietet beste Voraussetzungen für gebietstypische und mineralische Weine.
The Gaisberg is located to the west of Strass at an elevation of 326 meters. Its soil is comprised of mica slate, and is thus ideal for the cultivation of mineralistic Rieslings. The lower third of the Gaisberg has a ground featuring a slight covering of loess. This offers, in turn, the optimal preconditions for the production of a strong Grüner Veltliner.
The Gautscher (354 Meter) features red – thanks to its large concentrations of iron – remnants of a primeval ocean. The Gautscher is thus one of the most interesting sites in Strass. Countless weather-beaten but also well-preserved fossils form a unique cocktail of minerals. These, in turn, provide the perfect soil for the growing of such mineralistic and pungent wines as Riesling and Roter Veltliner. The Gautscher site also yields the Cuvée Tesca.
This area is named after the hazelnut shrubs found here. Its exceptionally fruitful loess is a legacy of the Ice Age. It is comprised of pulverized quartz, limestone, mica and clay particles, and is capable of storing moisture exceptionally well. This, in turn, is a guarantee for the production of such intensive and main Austrian wines as Grüner Veltliner and Zweigelt.
The Strasser Sandgrube forms a sub-site of Wechselberg. The intensive sunlight that it receives produces the ideal microclimate for fruity and strong Sauvignon Blancs.
The Wechselberg is located to the north of Strass. It has one of the top locations in the region. That is thanks to its facing south and to its elevation of 328 meters. These traits produce a special microclimate. Its great differences of daytime and nighttime temperatures favor the development of the aromas contained in the Grüner Veltliner type of grape.