The Baden vineyard
The Baden vineyard
The Baden vineyard is located in the south west of Germany , on the northern shores of Lake Constance and the Black Lodge Forest (Schwarzwald ) to Freiburg and Baden -Baden, back to Karsrude and Heidelberg, south of the point junction of the Neckar and the Rhine.
Vineyard Badoi (Bad ), is the third largest wine region in Germany with 15 000 hectares of vineyard producing . The vineyard between Baden- Baden and Lake Constance product above all white wines . It offers a wide range of wines, the sole Baden is composed of loess , humus , gravel and chalk and volcanic rocks
This is in Baden -Baden, begins the long road of wines Baden 160 km. Most farms are grouped in a hundred cooperatives that produce and market 85% of the total volume. The cooperatives are Breisach largest in Europe . 50% of sales are in supermarkets and 50% of sales are to restaurants or directly to the customer . There are few exports .
The white wines are made from Müller -Thurgau , the Ruländer of Gutedel , Gewürztraminer and Riesling, the Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir )is used to produce very drinkable reds , bright and round, and the Weissherbst , wonderfully refreshing wine
On the northern shore of Lake Constance between Überlingen and Immenstaad around Meersburg, and on the island of Reichenau There are vineyards "highest " of Germany ( 570 meters on the slopes of Hohentwiel ) . Wines , nice, are mainly sold in the area of production. Muller -Thurgau , is the dominant grape.
The piedmont hills of the Black Forest between Freiburg and Basel, Margräflerland , 3,000 ha of vineyards , is the kingdom of Gutedel , that is to say Chasselas, introduced by the Margrave of Baden in 1780. The wine produced is light , releases aromas of acacia and lemon and drink within two years . The Margräflerland do not know the late harvest . Another specialty wine Badisch Rotgold Baden is a rosé wine with a dark color , fermented with Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris .
Freiburg , Colmar face French side , is a major wine center . It is the headquarters of the association of winemakers Baden . North of the city, which is accessed Tuniberg and Kaiserstuhl . Kaiserstuhl of volcanic origin is the paradise of Pinot Gris .
On 4,000 ha are also cultivated the Muller -Thurgau , a cross between Riesling and Madeleine Royale, and Spätburgunder for excellent red wines. The most famous wines are the Schlossberg , the Henkenberg and Winklerberg . The late harvest dry Pinot Gris ( Grauburgunder Spätlese trocken ) can compete with the best wines of Alsace.