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Hessische Bergstrasse

Hessische Bergstrasse

Description to Hessische Bergstrasse

With only 427 hectares of vineyards least growing region Germany is nestled between the rivers Neckar, Rhine and Main in the protection of the Odenwald. The largest part extends along the Rhine. Already the Romans operated viticulture here and laid the "Via strata montana" (mountain road). The first written mention was made in 755 regarding the donation of a vineyard in Heppenheim. The mild climate caused Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) on his return from the coronation in Frankfurt to euphoric exclamation: Here Germany begins to become Italy . The cultivation area is divided into the two areas Umstadt (Odenwälder Weininsel) and Starkenburg , in three major locations and in 23 individual locations. The viticulture communities with their individual layers:

  • Alsbach : Schöntal
  • Auerbach : Old castle, Fürstenlager, Höllberg
  • Bensheim : Fürstenlager, Hemsberg, Kalkgasse. Kirchberg, Paul, String Ling
  • Brensbach : Holy Fir
  • Dietzenbach : Wingertsberg
  • Erbach (district Heppenheim) : Maiberg
  • Gronau (district Bensheim) : Hemsberg
  • Groß-Umstadt : Herrnberg, Stachelberg, Steingerück
  • Heppenheim : Centgericht, Eckweg, Maiberg, Steinkopf, Stemmler
  • Heubach (district Groß-Umstadt) : Herrnberg
  • Kleestadt (district Groß-Umstadt) : Stachelberg
  • Klein-Umstadt (district Groß-Umstadt) : Stachelberg
  • Roßdorf : Rossberg
  • Schoenberg : Princes' camp, Herrenwingert
  • Seeheim (with district Jugenheim) : Mundklingen
  • Under Hambach : Maiberg, Steinkopf, Stemmler
  • Cell : Hemsberg, String Ling
  • Zwingenberg : Old castle. scree

Map with growing area Hessian mountain road
Due to early spring and late autumn, there is a relatively long growing season with the best sunshine and enough rainfall, This results in optimal conditions for viticulture, especially Riesling. The main wine communities are Heppenheim and Bensheim with mainly loess clay soils. Buntsandstein is only available on two small "islands" (Heppenheimer Steinkopf and Maiberg). Only in the northern area (eg Zwingenburg) are occasional granite weathering soils.

There are just under 440 farms, of which around 150 cultivate only up to one hectare. Around 260 of these companies deliver their grapes to the two Winzergenossenschaften Vinum autmundis and Bergsträßer winegrower with a share of almost 60% of the total area. Noteworthy is the VINIVERSUM inaugurated in 2015 by the Bergsträßer winemakers with the adventure trail "wine and stone". Other producers are Hessian state vineyards. H. Freiberger and Simon-Bürkle, 80% dominate the white wine varieties. The status 2009 (0 = less than 0.5 ha,? = Numerical value unknown or secret for statistical-legal reasons):

vine
German main name
In Germany
common synonyms
colour hectare
2009
% -
Ant
Riesling White Riesling, Rhine Riesling White 203 47.5
Pinot Noir
inclusive Samtrot
Pinot Noir, Blue S., Pinot Noir red 44 10.3
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 38 8.9
Gray Burgundy Pinot Gris (Quantities in Pinot Blanc) White ? ?
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling Sylvaner White 29 6.8
Blue SilvanerSylvaner White 16 3.7
Dornfelder - red 15 3.5
Kerner - White 13 3.0
Ehrenfelser - White 4 0.9
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 4 0.9
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 3 0.7
Cabernet Mitos - red 3 0.7
Frühburgunder Blue Frühburgunder, Clevner red 3 0.7
Chardonnay - White 2 0.5
Merlot - red 2 0.5
Rotberger - red 2 0.5
Auxerrois Little Heunisch White 1 0.2
Acolon - red 1 0.2
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 1 0.2
Dakapo - red 1 0.2
dark fields - red 1 0.2
Johanniter - White 1 0.2
Reichensteiner - White 1 0.2
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 1 0.2
Bacchus - White 0 -
Cabernet Dorio - red 0 -
Cabernet Dorsa - red 0 -
hibernal - White 0 -
Morio Muscat Morio White 0 -
Syrah Shiraz red 0 -
Teinturier du Cher red ? -
Hegel - red ? -
Heroldrebe - red ? -
rondo - red ? -
Red Riesling - White ? -
otherwise. white varieties - White 27 6.3
otherwise red varieties - red 14 3.3
WHITE VARIETIES 338 79.2
RED VARIETIES 89 20.8
TOTAL 427 100

In the wine guide you will find
currently 128 630 Wines and 22 915 Producers, including 1 312 classified producers.
Rating system About Their sources in Wine Guide Wine Samples

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