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Saxony and vineyards

Publié le par Philippe Josse

Saxony and vineyards

Saxony and vineyards

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To 200 to 400 : The Saxons, who lived far to the north of the Elbe in Holstein , settled in the southern part (nowadays Lower Saxony ) , Westphalia and Œstphalie .


Saxony was a primitive Germanic region , during the Merovingian period , which was integrated into the Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the Carolingian period .

Once the limit of Roman territory , this region has experienced the transition and installation of several cousins ​​ethnic groups , generally called the Germans in late antiquity. Without political unity , Saxony was split into several small kingdoms or chiefdoms before arouse the interest of its western neighbors , the Franks . These, allied with Rome, mingle their political interests referred to evangelizing the clergy to nibble the area of Saxon influence. This country was finally conquered by the Carolingians in 804 , and was erected into a duchy by Louis the German in 843 :


It began in the east of the Rhine, to the banks of the Ems and north of the Lippe , and extended as far north as the Baltic and Eider ( Denmark ) , to a little more beyond the Elbe. Saxony Thuringia was bounded to the south, the area of Frankish influence in the west Friesland and the country north of the Danes , and the Slavic tribes established west of the Oder in the east. It consisted of three large masses of Angrie , Westphalia , and Ostphalie .


The historical name of Saxony is naturally linked to that of the Saxons , including installed in the future Britain, and the current Saxony , Germany.
Saxony ( Sachsen German , Sorbian sakska ), officially known as Saxony ( Freistaat Sachsen ) 1 is one of the sixteen Länder component Germany. Because of its rich architectural heritage , its capital, Dresden is known as the " Florence of the Elbe".


Other major cities are Leipzig ( first by population ) city known for its trade fairs , including its book fair in March , and Chemnitz . Saxony has nearly four million residents. It is one of five " new Länder " that were part of the GDR until 1990.


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Located in the eastern part of the state of Saxony and a small part of Saxony -Anhalt and Brandenburg . Sächsische Weinstraße ( Saxon wine route ) is renowned. It is about sixty miles long and passes through the villages of the valley of the Elbe, at Pirna - Diesbar Seußlitz . Hills whose southern slopes are cultivated benefit microclimate and a land composed of loess , both silty and granitic , comparable to the Wachau in Austria.


The vineyards of Saxony


This wine region of 460 hectares is the smallest and one of the most northern Germany. About 80 % of the production consists of dry white wine and 20 % red wines.
It belonged to East Germany with the other region Saale Unstrut are the two northernmost vineyards of Germany , the sax is located further east on the banks of the Elbe in Near Dresden.
It is a very small area vineyards scattered between Pillnitz and Diesbar Seusslitz the cities of Meissen and Radebeul forming the center.
The soil of these vineyards has a very high varité (sand, humus and porphyry ) the Müller Thurgau , the Weissburgunder , Traminer , produce dry , fruity wines whose acidity is refreshing
Rare local wines are light and fluffy and sparkling , the Elbtal - sekt , has a very respectable quality

The wines are a real rarity . "
Saxony is the northernmost wine region most in eastern Germany, but also one of the smallest in Europe . In this region of the Elbe are grown vines for 850 years . The local vineyard is divided into very small plots operated by more than 3,000 small wineries . Saxony has a wide variety of grapes , which is for example the last place where they produce golden Riesling . The majority of wines Saxon is consumed locally , which explains their rarity in the rest of Germany .

Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards
Saxony and vineyards

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