Rheingau

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Rheingau

Rheingau strækker sig vest for Frankfurt langs med Rhinen. Floden, der ellers flyder fra syd mod nord, slår ved byen Mainz - næsten præcist ved den 50. breddegrad - et knæk, og løber fra øst mod vest forbi kendte byer som Eltville, Oestrich-Winkel og Rüdesheim. De skrå vinmarker i Rheingau er dermed rettet direkte mod syd, og vinproducenterne kan derfor udnytte de 1.600 årlige solskinstimer optimalt. Dette sikrer perfekte forhold for dyrkning af blandt andet Riesling. Riesling stammer med største sandsynlighed fra Rheingau. Flere dokumenter har peget på, at Benediktinermunkene på Schloss Johannisberg var først med dyrkningen. Rheingau har et ideelt klima for Riesling, og hele 84% af markerne er tilplantet med denne syrerige koldklimadrue. Mere overraskende er det måske, at 11% af vinplanterne i Rheingau er Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). De findes især på de stejle og solrige bjergsider ved Rüdesheim og Assmannshausen.


Rheingau 

Overview Rheingau

Geographical location: The Rhine Valley, along the 50° of latitude. The region is practically one long hillside on the northern bank of the river on its 30-km (20-mile) east-west journey from Wicker and Hochheim (near the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers) to the river's bend at Rüdesheim and beyond, to the border with the Mittelrhein at Lorchhausen. 

Major town(s): Wiesbaden, Eltville, Rüdesheim. 

Climate: Mild winters and warm summers. The vineyards are protected from cold winds by the forest-capped Taunus Hills and benefit from the heat-reflecting surface of the Rhine.

Soil types: Although the region is compact, there are many kinds of soil, including chalk, sand, gravel, all types of clay, loess, quartzite and slate. 
Vineyard area (2003): 3,167 ha / 7,825 acres · 1 district · 10 collective vineyard sites · 100+ individual sites 

Grape varieties [white 84.4% · red 15.6%] (2003): Riesling (78.2%), Spätburgunder (12.7%), Müller-Thurgau (1.9%) as well as Ehrenfelser, Kerner and Weissburgunder. 

Marketing: Compared with other German wine regions, the Rheingau has a high proportion of full-time wine-growers; sales of bottled, rather than bulk, wine predominate; and much of the region's wine is sold directly to consumers. The region enjoys a broad domestic and international following. 

Signposted routes through wine country: Rheingauer Riesling Route (driving) · Rheingauer Riesling Pfad (hiking) · Rheingauer Radwanderweg (cycling)

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Rheingau 

Rheingauer Weinwerbung GmbH

Kloster Eberbach - Pfortenhaus

65346 Eltville

Tel.: +49 6722 93 77 0 - 0
Fax: +49 67 22 93 77 0 - 29

Postanschrift:
Chauvignystraße 12 - 16
65366 Geisenheim

www.kulturland-rheingau.de 
wein@kulturland-rheingau.de

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