General description: The slope belongs partly to Villány, partly to Nagyharsány and altogether includes 60 ha of land. It was not possible to farm it under large-scale production so in the 70’s it was withdrawn from production. One of the biggest planting program of the past decade was done in Ördögárok slope with huge melioration works. The excellent properties of the plot were first recognized by Attila Gere and in 2001 he started the renovation and replanting of the area.
Because the area is quite steep (20-25%), in certain parts planting in the hill-valley direction was not possible. Here terraces were created. Altitude varies between 150 and 250 m above sea level.
Soil: The soil similar to Konkoly, that is loess and red clay on limestone-dolomite basis. In some parts triad age dolomite, limestone and jurassic limestone are mixed with loess. The ground is segmented in vertical direction, so different soil layers can be seen.
Micro climate: The whole area is in a deep valley. The hot, humid air gets stuck in the valley so a really unique micro climate evolves. In the old times even Kadarka-aszú was made here. Parcels at the bottom and at the top have different micro climates, and thiis is reflected in the wines as well. The slopes have southern, south-western and eastern aspects with inclinations in the range of 20-25%.
Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Portugieser, Merlot.
Farming method: Middle (70 cm) cordon, twin stocks, 7.200 stocks/ha.