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80% of the German wine production is coming from 4 regions, which are they?

By size of production, these are:
  1. Rheinhessen
  2. Pfalz
  3. Baden
  4. Württemberg
Württemberg is nr 3 in production of wine in Germany. Where is it located and what does it mainly produce?
  • East of Baden, south of Franken, around Stuttgart.
  • Produces light, fruity red wines mainly for the domestic market.
Württemberg has warm summer temperatures, what style of wines are produced because of this fact? Which grape varieties?
  • Red wine production, 68% if plantings is black.
  • Most planted; Trolling, Lemberger, Schwarzriesling
  • Riesling is half of all white plantings.
Along which river is the Franken wine region based?
Vineyards along the south-facing slopes of the river Main and its tributaries.
What is the name of the traditional bottle of the Franken region in Germany?
Bocksbeutel, a flat round shaped bottle.
Describe the growing environment of Nahe in Germany and its grape varieties.
  • Between Mosel and Rheinhessen
  • Protected by Hunsrück mountains -> mild temperature, low rainfall. In the east very warm; maximum sunlight, steep slopes (Schlossböckelheim and Bad Kreuznach).
  • Mainly white wine region 75% of which 30% is Riesling. 2nd Müller Thurgau.
  • Lower acidity than Mosel, riper fruit.
  • Soils mixture of slate and sandstone.
  • Dornfelder most planted black.
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