Discover the Baden wine appellations
The Baden vineyard, with its 16,000 hectares, is the third wine region in Germany (out of the 13 ones that exist in the country). Not only due to sheer size (400 km long) but also production capacities. The region’s sunny and dry weather is perfect for the Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, and especially Pinot grapes. The latter is available in 3 different versions: Pinot Noir (called Spätburgunder in German), Pinot Gris (known as Grauburgunder), and Pinot Blanc (the Weissburgunder). The term "Burgunder" comes from Burgundy, where the grape variety is actually from.
There are many wine cooperatives in the region, responsible for 85% of the total production. Baden is mostly famous for its red wines, since Riesling grapes are only 10% of the entire vineyard. The soils of this German vineyard are a blend of gravel, limestone, cray, clay, loess (sedimentary rocks) and marls. In total, there are 9 areas in the Baden wine region: Badische Bergstraße (to the north), Bodensee (near Lake Constance), Breisgau (next to Fribourg), Kaiserstuhl (in the southwest), Kraichgau (not far from the Black Forest), Markgräflerland (to the south), Ortenau (around Offenbourg), Tauberfranken (in Franconia) and Tuniberg (on top of a hill).
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