Württemberg

Introduction

Württemberg is one of only a few places in the world that produces the Trollinger grape, and most of it is consumed locally. With more than half of its vineyards planted with red wine varieties, Württemberg is known as Germany’s premier red wine region – 70% of its vineyard area is planted with red wine grapes. Most of these wines are light, fruity and easy to enjoy; but deep-colored, rich, full-bodied red wine with great class is also produced here.

Statistics

Major Town: Stuttgart, Heilbronn

Districts: 6

Collective Sites: 21

Individual Sites: 196

Vineyard Area: 11,421

Terroir

Climate

– Mild temperatures
– Minimal wind
– Rivers temper the climate
– Hot and dry summers

Soil

The soils are varied and include shell-limestone, keuper, marl, loess and clay.

Top soil types:
Shell-limestone
Keuper
Marl
Loess
Clay

Terrain

Württemberg is east of the Rhine and Baden, between the Tauber Valley and the foothills of the Swabian Jura. The vineyards are located primarily along the valleys of the Neckar River and its tributaries, the Enz and the Rems, north and east of Stuttgart. The Black Forest and Swabian Jura buffer the vineyards from strong, cold winds and excessive rain.

Apart from the urban centers of Stuttgart and Heilbronn, Württemberg is a rural, hilly countryside with vineyards and orchards scattered amidst forests and fields.

Varietals

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