Rheinhessen

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Rheinhessen

The Rheinhessen wine region is the biggest wine producing area of Germany. Situated in the Rhineland Palatinate it stretches from Mainz down south to Worms along the Rhine, to West to the Nahe region all the way up to Bingen. This winemaking area has undergone a dramatic change. From formerly an area of mass production mainly from the Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner grape, proRheinhessen consists of three distinct parts: the Wonnegau, (nice rolling hills), the rheinhessische Schweiz, the more mountainous part to the west and the so called Rheinfront, bordering at the east of Rheinhessen at the river Rhein. The Rheinfront has a unique mircroclimate due to the southeast facing exposition right next to the river, its very steep slopes which consists of the precious red soil, known as the red slate. This predisposition gives the Rieslings from this area a minerally acidity in a racy elegant wine that is unique.