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Hessische Bergstrasse

Hessische Bergstrasse

Description to Hessische Bergstrasse

The growing area is in Hessen in Germany between the rivers Neckar, Rhine and Main in the protection of the Odenwald on the western slope of the Odenwald. The vineyards cover 467 hectares of vineyards along the Rhine. The Romans already started wine-growing here and created the "Via strata montana" (mountain road). The first documentary mention was made in 755 regarding the donation of a vineyard in Heppenheim.

Map with growing area Hessische Bergstrasse

Climate and soil

The mild one climate On his return journey from the coronation in Frankfurt, Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) made the exclamation: This is where Germany begins to become Italy . Due to early spring and late autumn there is a relatively long time growing season with the best sun exposure and enough rainfall, This results in optimal conditions for viticulture. The main wine communities are Heppenheim and Bensheim with mainly loess loam soils. Buntsandstein is only found on two small "islands" (Heppenheimer Steinkopf and Maiberg). Only in the northern area (e.g. Zwingenburg) do granite weathering soils occur occasionally.

Areas, municipalities and locations

The cultivation area is divided into the two areas Umstadt (Odenwald forest island) and Starkenburg , in three large locations and in 23 individual locations. The winegrowing communities with their individual layers:

  • Alsbach : Schöntal
  • Auerbach : Old castle, Princely Camp, Höllberg
  • Bensheim : Princely Camp, Hemsberg, Kalkgasse. Kirchberg Paul String Ling
  • Brensbach : Holy Fir
  • Dietzenbach : Wingertsberg
  • Erbach (Heppenheim district) : Maiberg
  • Gronau (Bensheim district) : Hemsberg
  • Groß-Umstadt : Herrnberg, Stachelberg, Steinerück
  • Heppenheim : Centgericht, Eckweg, Maiberg, Steinkopf, Stemmler
  • Heubach (district of Groß-Umstadt) : Herrnberg
  • Kleestadt (district of Groß-Umstadt) : Stachelberg
  • Klein-Umstadt (district Groß-Umstadt) : Stachelberg
  • Rossdorf : Rossberg
  • Schönberg : Princely Camp, Herrenwingert
  • Seeheim (with the district of Jugenheim) : mouth blades
  • Unter Hambach : Maiberg, Steinkopf, Stemmler
  • Zell : Hemsberg, String Ling
  • Zwingenberg : Old castle. scree

Blend

There were no major changes compared to 2009. The white wine varieties dominate with almost 80%. Riesling is the undisputed leader with over 40%, followed by Ruländer (Grauburgunder). Status 2018 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):

vine
German main name
in Germany
Common synonyms
colour hectare
2018
% -
Ant
hectare
2009
Riesling White Riesling, Rheinriesling White 192 41.1 203
Gray burgundy Pinot gris White 53 11.4 ?
Pinot Noir incl. SamtrotPinot Noir, Blauer S., Pinot Noir red 51 10.9 44
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling-Sylvaner White 26 5.6 29
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 25 5.4 38
Green Silvaner Sylvaner White 15 3.2 16
Dornfelder red 14 3.0 15
Kerner White 11 2.4 13
Chardonnay White 7 1.5 2
regent red 6 1.3 -
Saint Laurent St. Laurent red 6 1.3 -
Red traminer Gewurztraminer. Traminer White 5 1.1 -
Cabernet Mitos red 3 0.6 3
Merlot red 3 0.6 2
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 3 0.6 4
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 3 0.6 1
Blue Limberger , Lemberger red 2 0.4 -
Cabernet Sauvignon red 2 0.4 1
Frühburgunder Blauer Frühburgunder, Clevner red 2 0.4 3
Goldmuskateller White 2 0.4 -
Johanniter White 2 0.4 1
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 2 0.4 3
Souvignier Gris White 2 0.4 -
Acolon red 1 0.2 1
Auxerrois Little Heunisch White 1 0.2 1
Cabernet Blanc White 1 0.2 -
Dakapo red 1 0.2 1
dark fields red 1 0.2 1
Ehrenfelser White 1 0.2 4
Yellow muscatel muscatel Muscat Blanc White 1 0.2 -
Reichensteiner White 1 0.2 1
Solaris White 1 0.2 -
Pinot Meunier red 1 0.2 -
Rotberger red 1 0.2 2
Bacchus White 0 - 0
Cabernet Dorio red 0 - 0
Cabernet Cortis red 0 - -
Cabernet carbon red 0 - -
Cabernet Dorsa red 0 - 0
Cabernet Franc red 0 - -
Cabertin red 0 - -
Elbling White 0 - -
Helios White 0 - -
hibernal White 0 - 0
Muscaris White 0 - -
monarch red 0 - -
Morio Muscat Morio White 0 - 0
Muscat Ottonel White 0 - -
Pinotin red 0 - -
rondo red 0 - -
Red muscatel muscatel White 0 - -
Saphira White 0 - -
Syrah Shiraz red 0 - 0
Tempranillo red 0 - -
White Gutedel Chasselas White 0 - -
Zweigelt red 0 - -
teinturier Complexion of Cher red - - 0
Hegel red - - 0
Heroldrebe red - - 0
otherwise. white varieties White 18 3.9 27
otherwise. red varieties red 1 0.2 14
WHITE VARIETIES 370 79.2 338
RED VARIETIES 97 20.8 89
TOTAL 467 100 427


producers

There are 440 farms, of which around 150 only farm up to one hectare. Around 260 of them deliver their grapes to the two Vinum autmundis und Vinum autmundis and.

In the wine guide you will find
currently 134 258 Wines and 22 950 Producers, including 1 452 classified producers.
Rating system About Their sources in Wine Guide Wine Samples

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