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Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen

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The Rheinhessen, or Hessen Renana, is among the largest and most important wine regions in Germany. Here the cultivation of the vineyards is relatively young, whose development, started together with the birth of the first railways, suffered a significant decline due to the 2 world conflicts. Today, with over 26,000 hectares of vine-covered land, the area is back, however, to be the spearhead of German wine production, thanks to the shape of the landscape that benefits from the presence of different natural elements such as the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the Hunsruck volcanic plateau and the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge hilly system.
Particularly fertile is the soil, composed in great proportion by the silty German löss, and followed to a lesser extent by sand and limestone mixtures. Also the climate of the Rheinhessen is allied to the cultivation of abundant grapes and of good quality: thanks to its temperate character, with warm summers and not too harsh winters, lets enjoy the land of a lot of sun, but without bringing the temperatures to excessive rises.
Among the most fashionable production techniques in the area, there is a strong tendency towards productions based as much as possible on classic and natural methods, which sees the vineyards cultivated in a traditional way alongside the land treated with modern methods of biodynamic cultivation. Among the vines of the area prevail those cultivated with white grapes. The types of finest white wines are represented by Riesling, considered among the best in the world, by Sylvaner, Muskat and Müller-Thurgau.

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Region
Rheinhessen
Country
Germany
Soil and climate
German viticulture is located in the fiftieth parallel, at the height of southern Alaska, and the eastern district Saale-Unstrut and Sachen are located, even further north, depends both on the mitigating influence of the Gulf stream and on the advantageous positions of the vineyards, on the slopes of the mountains, with southern exposure, where they receive more insolation. In addition, the vines are often planted near waterways that provide protection against spring frost. The cool climate helps to ripen the grapes very slowly, giving them time to form a lot of extract and aromatic substances and above all to produce good acidity, characteristic of German wines. The climate of the Rheinhessen is mild with summers sometimes very hot which offer a long vegetative season. The soils are mainly calcareous, of carryover, with a part of quartzite and clay.
History
In the Mosel and Rhine valleys the wild vine grew long before human beings settled here, but for German wines the story begins with the Roman conquest. The first to cultivate the vine in Germany were the Roman legionnaires, and in the Middle Ages the monasteries continued to develop viticulture by cultivating the best vineyards. A good example is the Cistercian monastery Eberbach, in the Rheingau. Just as it happened in Burgundy, when Napoleon conquered the Rhine valley, the great estates of the monasteries were divided between the state and the peasants. Rheinhessen (in English often Rhine-Hesse or Rhine Hesse) is the largest of the 13 German wine regions (Weinanbaugebiete) for quality wines (QbA and Prädikatswein) with 26.444 hectares (65.340 acres) cultivated in 2008. [1] [2 Named for the traditional Rhenish Hessian region, it is located on the left bank of the Rhine river between Worms and Bingen in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Despite its historical name, it is no longer part of the federal state of Hesse, this is the case since the end of the Second World War. There have been several unsuccessful attempts to reunite the old wine districts of Mainz on the jute side legally during the post-war period.
Typical products
A large number of vines are cultivated: Sylvaner and Riesling and a series of crossings such as Müller Thurgau, Kerner, Huxelrebe, Morio Muskat and Bacchus. Around Ingelheim are also cultivated some black vines such as Portugieser, Gaberrebe and Dornfelder. The Rheinhessen mainly produces white wine from a variety of grapes, in particular Müller-Thurgau (4,320 ha), Riesling (3,769 ha) and Silvaner (2,467 ha), and is best known as the Liebfraumilch house, although some are also made Riesling previously underestimated, increasingly in a powerful and dry style.
Typical dishes
The cuisine of the North is dominated by what is fished. The North Sea fishes are the base of the culinary of this area. Herring, smoked eel, sole, shrimp, crab and lobster are the masters. Next to these dishes a typical dish of the region: Eintopf - different types of meat, vegetables and boiled potatoes together. In the northern part, on the border with Denmark, we specialized in the production of rum, a base for excellent grog and indispensable component of hot drinks throughout the northern region. The best dishes of Saxony are the Leipziger Allerlei a delicious dish of asparagus and other vegetables and the famous Christmas cake, the Stollen. The Kartoffelpuffer also comes from here, while the Berlin specialty is Eisbein, boiled pork pieces usually served with sauerkraut. Berlin is also the cradle of Krapfen, a very popular and not very expensive dessert. In Thuringia they make excellent Bratwürste, roasted and spicy sausages and there is also the Zwiebelkuchen, a very tasty onion cake. The most popular dish in Bavaria is Haxen, a piece of leg of pork or veal accompanied by Knödel, a kind of potato gnocchi that requires a robust appetite. Also to be tasted is the Weißwurst, the white sausage from Monaco. In Franconia, you should not miss the Nuremberg fried sausages.
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Producer Louis Guntrum
Wine type White still
Region: Rheinhessen
Grapes: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 13.00% by volume
Format: 0,75 l Standard
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