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23:59 Jun 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Urgesteinsboden
Urgesteinsboden ist die Bezeichnung einer Weinanbaufläche in der Wachau
Eva Maria Schtz

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nasoil from magma rocksUta Moerschell
nasoil over bedrockDR. RICHARD BAVRY
naprimary rock soilSibylle Ferner



7 mins
primary rock soil

Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass es wirklich die "Bezeichnung" des Weinbergs ist, aber vermutlich enthält die Bodenzusammensetzung viel "Urgestein", also ein ziemlich steiniger Boden mit weniger Nährstoffen, was dem Wein eine charakteristische Note gibt.


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Sibylle Ferner
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soil over bedrock

This definition was obtained from EuroDicAutom (sometimes a reliable source), and HAENSCH/HABERKAMP,WB.LANDWIRTSCHAFT [VE1,NT];
Steinmetz-Weinbautechnik 1981 (agricultural science
Steinmetz-Viticultural technique 1981 (soil science) are cited as references.

Another possibility offered elsewhere was *primary rocks ground*

Hope this helps.


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soil from magma rocks

Urgestein refers to rocks made from magma, such as granite, basalt, gabbro, as opposed to sediment rocks such as limestone. I am not sure where metamorphic stones would go, but suppose they would count as Urgestein, too.

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