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Rheingau

Rheingau

Description to Rheingau

The growing area is in the state of Hesse in Germany, The vineyards cover 3,211 hectares of vines starting at the lower main east of Wiesbaden and stretching around 50 kilometers along the right bank of the Rhine to Lorch north of Rüdesheim. The wine route "Rheingau Riesling Route" runs on the right bank from Lorch to Hochheim. Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) left near today's castle Johannisberg supposedly create the first vineyard. In addition, the late harvest is said to have been "invented" here, which is due to the story of Spätlesereiter is announced. In the Rheingau in particular, the orders of the Benedictine and the Cistercian accomplished a lot for viticulture and also had extensive holdings of vineyards.

Rheingau - map

On those that still exist today Cabinet-Keller of the famous Cistercian monastery Eberbach goes the quality label back. From this monastery there was also an endeavor, the red grape varieties mainly through the Riesling to replace. The first mention of this variety comes from 1435 in Rüsselheim. The VDP Rheingau organizes one here every year auction for charitable purposes, as well as organizes the Glorious Rheingau days, The place Hochheim has become a synonym for German Rhine wines, from the place name is the usual name in England Hock emerged. In Geisenheim The research institute for viticulture, fruit growing and horticulture, which is important for German viticulture, was founded in 1872. In the Rheingau there was a strange one for three years after the First World War Free State bottleneck,

Climate and soil

The Rhine creates an even temperature curve and intensifies sunlight like a mirror. It also promotes the through fog rising in autumn Botrytis (Noble rot) as a prerequisite for the Prädikatswein. The majority of the vineyards consist of sunny, south-facing slopes. Quartz and slate soils in the higher areas as well as loam, loess and clay soils in the valley are the ideal basis for racy and spicy white wines. Phyllite slate around Assmannshausen but also offers optimal conditions for red wines. Well protected from the wind by the Taunus mountain range, there are mild winters and warm summers.

Area, municipalities and locations

The Rheingau (since 1971) consists of the only area Johannisberg with eleven large layers and 123 individual layers. From the 1999 vintage, the designation First crop imported with wines from first class locations (see under VDP classification ). Many of the individual layers are spread over several municipalities. Identical names are not always the same location. The communities with their individual locations:

Rheingau - Rudesheim

Blend

There have been no major changes since 2009. The two dominant grape varieties are Riesling with 78% and Pinot Noir with 12%. All other varieties make up the remaining 10%. As in the other growing regions, the climbers were the varieties Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 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 2505 78.1 2420
Pinot Noir incl. SamtrotPinot Noir, Blauer S., Pinot Noir red 392 12.2 368
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 53 1.7 20
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling-Sylvaner White 32 1.0 47
Gray burgundy Pinot Gris, Pinot gris White 29 0.9
Chardonnay - White 24 0.8 11
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 17 0.5 7
Dornfelder - red 13 0.4 18
Kerner - White 10 0.3 16
Green Silvaner Sylvaner White 9 0.3 9
Red traminer Traminer. Gewurztraminer White 9 0.3 -
dark fields - red 8th 0.3 12
Ehrenfelser - White 6 0.2 10
Blauer Frühburgunder, Clevner red 6 0.2 7
Dakapo - red 6 0.2 6
Merlot - red 6 0.2 4
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 5 0.2 3
Saint Laurent St. Laurent red 5 0.2 -
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 5 0.2 2
Auxerrois Little Heunisch White 4 0.1 1
Rotberger - red 4 0.1 6
Cabernet Mitos - red 3 0.1 2
Müllerrebe Meunier, Pinot Meunier red 3 0.1 -
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 3 0.1 7
regent - red 3 0.1
Yellow muscatel muscatel. Muscat Blanc White 2 0.1 -
Green Valtellina - White 2 0.1 -
Albalonga - White 1 - 1
Bacchus - White 1 - 1
Blue Zweigelt Zweigelt red 1 - -
Cabernet Blanc - White 1 - -
Cabernet Dorsa - red 1 - 0
Ehrenbreitsteiner - White 1 - 1
Faberrebe - White 1 - -
Goldmuskateller - White 1 - -
Pinotin - red 1 - -
Reichensteiner - White 1 - 3
Acolon - red 0 - 0
Blauburger - red 0 - -
Blue Silvaner - White 0 - -
Blue trollinger Trollinger, Schiava Grossa red 0 - -
Bronner - White 0 - -
Cabernet Cortis - red 0 - -
Cabernet Cubin - red 0 - -
Cabernet Dorio - red 0 - 0
Cabernet Franc - red 0 - -
Cabertin - red 0 - -
Deckrot - red 0 - 0
Domina - red 0 - 1
foundlingBouvier White 0 - -
Freisamer - White 0 - -
Hegel - red 0 - -
Helfensteiner - White 0 - -
Heroldrebe - White 0 - -
hibernal - White 0 - -
Hoelder - White 0 - -
Huxelrebe - White 0 - 0
Johanniter - White 0 - 1
jewel - White 0 - -
- White 0 - -
Kernling - White 0 - -
Limberger Blue Limberger, red 0 - -
malmseyFrühroter Veltliner, Formerly red White 0 - 0
Merzling - White 0 - -
Morio Muscat Morio White 0 - -
Muscaris - White 0 - -
Muscat Ottonel - White 0 - -
Muskat-Trollinger Muscat d'Hamburg red 0 - -
Neronet - red 0 - -
Nobling - White 0 - -
Optima Optima 113 White 0 - -
Ortega - White 0 - -
pearl - White 0 - -
Phoenix - White 0 - 0
prior - red 0 - -
Rieslaner - White 0 - 1
rondo - red 0 - -
Red Elbling Elbling White 0 - 1
Red muscatel muscatel White 0 - -
Saphira - White 0 - -
Schönburger - White 0 - 0
Siegerrebe - White 0 - -
Solaris - White 0 - -
Souvignier Gris - White 0 - -
Syrah Shiraz White 0 - 0
Tauberschwarz Blue hangman red 0 - -
Viognier - White 0 - -
White Elbling Elbling, Kleinberger White 0 - -
White Gutedel Chasselas White 0 - -
Würzer - White 0 - -
Complexion of Cher red - - 0
Osteiner - White - - 0
otherwise. white varieties - White 31 1.0 59
otherwise. red varieties red 2 0.1 16
WHITE VARIETIES 2748 85.6 2610
RED VARIETIES 463 14.4 452
TOTAL 3211 100 3062


producers

Well-known producers are in the Rheingau Albus. Allendorf. old church. Baron Knyphausen. Barth Norbert. Bausch Hans. Becker Hans-Josef. Bibo & Runge. Episcopal winery Rüdesheim. Bott Michael. Breuer Georg. Breuer Stefan. Brother Eser. Chat Sauvage. Daniel Holger. Diefenhardt'sches winery. Domdechant Werner'sches winery. Dr. Corvers-cautery. Dr. Heinrich Nägler. Erbslöh. It is August. FB Schönleber. Flick Joachim. Baron Langwerth von Simmern. Freimuth Alexander. Prince Löwenstein. Privy Councilor J. Wegeler Heirs. George. Georg Müller Foundation. Goziewski Jörn. Count von Kanitz. Hessian state wineries. Heaven Emmerich. Hirschmann Christoph. HJ Ernst. Johanninger.

Johannishof Eser. Young Jakob. Merchant Urban. Kesseler. St. Hildegard Abbey Abbey. King Klaus & Ursula. King Robert. Crown. Bold Peter Jakob. Artist Gunter. Lamb-Jung. Laquai Paul. Leitz Johannes. GH by Mumm. Nikolai Heinz. Oetinger. Prince Fred. Prince of Hesse. Querbach. Ress Balthazar. Rothenbach Fritz. Rotkäppchen-Mumm. Rüdesheimer Sektkellerei Ohlig. Johannisberg Castle. Reinhartshausen Castle. Schönborn Castle. Vollrads Castle. Solter. Spreader Andreas & Bernd. Strieth Thilo. Toni Jost Hahnenhof. Trenz Michael. Vaux. Because Robert. Wilhelm Mohr heirs and Winemaker from Erbach,

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