Franken

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Franken

Franken er et større vinområde langs Mainsfloden øst for Frankfurt, hvor vinavlen hovedsageligt er koncentreret omkring hovedbyen Würzburg. Regionen er domineret af hvidvinsdruer – 81% af regionens 6.100 hektar vinareal er således beplantet med

 

grønne druesorter. Franken er et traditionsrigt område, hvor man værner om de lokale vine og deres særpræg. Silvaner anses som værende den klassiske Franken vinsort – i intet andet vinområde er andelen af denne sort i druepaletten højere. Desuden er Franken kendt for den legendariske Bocksbeutel, der er karakteriseret ved at være en flad, rund og letgenkendelig flaske.


Franken 

Overview Franken

Geographical location: East of Frankfurt on the south-facing slopes lining the Main River and its tributaries.

Major town(s): Würzburg.

Climate: Continental, with warm, dry summers and cold winters.

Soil types: Weathered, primitive rock and colored sandstone in the Spessart Hills north of Miltenberg. Shell-limestone predominates in the central district, while heavier gypsum and keuper soils are found further east, near the Steiger Forest. 

Vineyard area (2003): 6,005 ha / 14,838 acres · 3 districts · 23 collective vineyard sites · 200+ individual sites

Grape varieties [white 85.6% · red 14.4%] (2003): Müller-Thurgau (36.1%), Silvaner (20.7%), Bacchus (12.4%) as well as Kerner, Riesling, Spätburgunder, Scheurebe and a small quantity of the specialty Rieslaner, a white variety. 

Marketing: The regional cooperative cellars in Kitzingen and smaller cooperatives produce and market about 40% of the region's wine, the remainder is handled by private and state-owned estates. Exports play a minor role. Four out of five bottles of Franken wine are consumed within a 250-km/155-mile radius of where it is produced. 

Signposted routes through wine country: There is no officially signposted Franconian Wine Road. The Romantic Road (driving) passes through the Franconian portion of the Tauber Valley, and the Main-Tauber-Fränkische Radachter (cycling) route includes wine villages northwest and southeast of Würzburg.

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Franken 

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