Rhineland-Palatinate & Vineyards
Is the most wine regions of Germany near the border with France is so close that seniors winegrowers remember the time when the French coming in large numbers to buy their wine here , in some places, people speak yet fluent in French , especially in the city of Landau
Tourism quiet for a quality wine , more than 5 million annual bottles are quickly exhausted, summer visitors borrow hiking trails of red wine rich in scenery and along twenty miles .
The most southerly of the Rhineland Palatinate, the Schweigener Sonnenberg area is located on the French territory , where the soil consists mainly of humus , clay and chalky rocks eroded
This vineyard is the second of Germany by its size and most productive in the country.
The best vineyards are north of the region, which are renowned for their their fabulous Riesling
Rhineland Palatinate Rieslings produced powerful , fleshy , aromatic and elegant , and a certain number of whites from Müller -Thurgau , Kerner, Sylvaner and Morio Muskat - rare soft red wines are soft and fruity grape-based such as Portugieser .
Can reasonably make good wine in such a northern regions , the Middle Rhine and Ahr are located beyond the 50th parallel which is generally regarded as the northern border of the vineyard in the world, yet it is perfectly possible, anbitieux are some wineries , and get even in average years of quality wines .
Rhineland-Palatinate has six of the thirteen wine regions of Germany: Ahr , the Middle Rhine , Mosel , Nahe , Rheinhessen and Pfalz. The vineyard area in Rhineland-Palatinate is approximately 63,995 ha (July 2009 ) to 98,600 ha viticulture in Germany.
are more educated (about 44 364 ha : Riesling ( 16,291 ha) , Muller -Thurgau ( Rivaner ) , Sylvaner , Kerner , Scheurebe , Pinot Blanc , Bacchus , Pinot Gris ( Ruländer ) faberrebe , Huxelrebe , Ortega , Chardonnay, Morio - Muskat , Elbling , Gewurztraminer , Reichensteiner , Ehrenfelser .
(approximately 19,631 ha) are, in order : Dornfelder ( 7,348 ha) , Pinot Noir ( 3909 ha) , blue Portuguese ( 3,860 ha ), Regent , Saint-Laurent , Dunkelfelder , Merlot, Pinot Meunier , Cabernet Sauvignon, Heroldrebe , early Pinot Noir , Cabernet Mitos , Acolon , Cabernet Dorsa , Domina .
The Rhineland- Palatinate (German: Rheinland- Pfalz) is a component of the sixteen federal states of Germany.
It was created August 30, 1946 , formed from the northern part of the French occupation zone and was legally confirmed by referendum on the draft constitution 18 May 1947 . Every year on the day of establishment of land is celebrated on May 18 Every five years , with the regional government ( Landesregierung ) is sworn Constitution Day .
Located in western countries, Rhineland- Palatinate border with three European countries and four other German lands ( from the north and in the direction of clockwise ) the North Rhine- Westphalia , Hesse, Baden -Württemberg, France , Saarland, Luxembourg and Belgium ( Wallonia ) .
Its capital (since 1946) is the city of Mainz. It is the seat of the state government , the second television channel in Germany , as well as a
After the war. The city became industrialized in electrical engineering, chemistry , graphic industries , glass and wine . Koblenz basin has the lowest rainfall throughout Germany (<500 mm / pa) . Cultures are rich in vegetables, fruits and vines.
The land is part of the Greater Region. Northwest and northeast , Rhineland-Palatinate Rhenish Slate Mountains belongs to extending the Ardennes.
The Rhine and its tributaries ( Moselle , Nahe and Lahn ) divide it into four parts : Eifel and Hunsrück on the left bank ; Westerwald and Taunus on the right bank .
The last two plates are found only partially in Rhineland- Palatinate. These four plates between 400 and 820 meters above sea level , are rather rough , covered with wood and much less populated than the valleys.
The Eifel, the most extensive massif is formed of several elements
Quaternary volcanoes, located at the edge of the Rhine ;
Maars picturesque , volcanic lakes occupying depressions ;
tuff, several meters thick and intensively exploited.
Rhenish Hesse ( Rheinhessen ) with the cities of Bingen , Mainz and Worms is bounded to the west by the Nahe and the Rhine in the north -east . Farther south lies the Rhenish Palatinate, with the average mountain Haardt , limited to the right by the Rhine valley to the south by the Lauter and west by the Saarland .