Germany - Principal Wine Regions - Rheingau

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What makes Rheingau wine region in Germany so special?

High prestigious region with highest, age worthy Rieslings.
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Describe the growing and grape environment of Rheingau, Germany.

  • Along the Rhine river, across from Rheinhessen
  • Protected by Taunus Mountains, south facing vineyards
  • Rhine is much wider - 1km across, moderating temps and reducing frost risk. Perfect for botrytis.
  • White 86% planted. Riesling 78% alone. Mainly dry styles.
  • In the west, Assmannshausen, famous for Spätburgunder (Höllenberg vineyard, steep south facing).
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Name some famous vineyards and producers of the Rheingau.

Vineyards
  • Rüdesheim
  • Geisenheim
  • Johannisberg
  • Hattenheim
  • Erbach
  • Hochheim in the east.

Producers
  • Schloss Johannisberg
  • Shcloss Vollrads
  • Kloster Eberbach
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