Region Badische Bergstraße
To experience south European flair you don’t need to leave Germany. The Mediterranean climate along the Badische Bergstraße is above all visible in spring, when cherry, peach and almond trees are coming out of hibernation and the countryside changes into a flowering garden. “Here is where Germany begins to become Italy”, that is what emperor Joseph II is said to have exclaimed enthusiastically during a visit of the Badische Bergstraße in 1764.
By 1,600 sunshine hours per year, the region is offering leeway for many interesting wines to develop extraordinary quality, the more so as the Odenwald mountains are protecting the vines from cold east winds. Moreover, the soils of the vineyards are very varied. The palet of terroirs reaches from deep loess and loess clay to weathered rock like porphyr, granite, gneis, and partially colored sandstone.
Besides Riesling, it is above all Pinot noir that feels well on the primary rock soils. It develops an interesting style with black cherries, minerals and an impressing stature with a lavishly dense mouth feeling. This makes the Bergstraße Pinot noir a real wine with personality and aura. We have compiled detailed information about the terroir of the Badische Bergstraße wine growing region in our “experts’ knowledge”. Or are you searching a certain vintner from the Badische Bergstraße? You will certainly find him in our “vintners’ search”.