Nahe

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Nahe

Vinområdet i Nahe-regionen slanger sig langs Nahefloden mellem Mosel og Rhindalen. Her dyrkes en bred vifte af de ’store’ druesorter såsom Riesling, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Kerner og Müller-Thurgau. Ingen andre vindistrikter har så mange jordbundstyper på så lille et areal, hvilket sikrer stor diversitet i vindyrkningen. Vinmarkerne dækker her 4.200 hektar. Jordbunden er i den nedre del af Nahe præget af kvarts og skiffer, mens porfyr og rød sandsten er fremherskende i den mellemste del af Nahe. Endelig er markerne omkring Bad Kreuznach domineret af forvitret jord, aflejringer og lerblandet sandsten, løss og ler. Klimaet er mildt året rundt, og der er sjældent sne i Nahe, selvom temperaturen ind i mellem sniger sig under 0 grader om vinteren.


Nahe 

Overview Nahe

Geographical location: In the Hunsrück Hills between the Rhine and Mosel valleys. Vineyards are on or near the banks of the Nahe River and its tributaries, the Glan and the Alsenz, as well as the streams north and west of Bad Kreuznach (Gräfenbach, Guldenbach, Trollbach and Ellerbach).

Major town(s): the spas Bad Kreuznach, Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg, Bad Sobernheim.

Climate: Mild and balanced, with little frost.

Soil types: The entire rock cycle of igneous (volcanic), sedimentary (sandstone, clay, limestone) and metamorphic (slate) rocks is present in the Nahe. 

Vineyard area (2003): 4,221 ha / 10,430 acres · 1 district · 7 collective vineyard sites · 300+ individual sites 

Grape varieties [white 77.3% · red 22.7%] (2003): Riesling (25.1%), Müller-Thurgau (15.6%), Dornfelder (10.1%) as well as Silvaner, Kerner, Scheurebe, Bacchus and the red varieties Spätburgunder, Portugieser.

Marketing: A high proportion of the region's wine is sold directly to consumers by individual estates. The portfolio of the world's largest direct marketing winery, WIV in Burg Layen, includes Nahe wine. There are cooperative cellars in Meddersheim and Bretzenheim (the latter receives members' grapes; the wines are produced and marketed by the Mosel's regional cooperatives cellars), but their role in the Nahe is less significant than that of cooperative cellars in other regions (e.g. Baden, Württemberg, Franken). 

Signposted routes through wine country: Nahe-Weinstrasse (driving) · Weinwanderweg Nahe (hiking) · Radweg Nahe (cycling)

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Nahe 

Weinland Nahe e.V.

Burgenlandstr. 7
55543 Bad Kreuznach

Tel: +49 671 83 40 50
Fax: +49 671 83 40 52 5

www.weinland-nahe.de
info[at]weinland-nahe(dot)de