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White wine 2006 Dürkheim Fronhof Gewürztraminer late harvest (Spaetlese), Pfalz, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 10.5%
Price: 5.80 €
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Registration number: #51602220707

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Last reviewed: 8 November, 2007
Next to Südliche Weinstraße one of the two areas of the German wine region Pfalz; see there.

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The vineyards cover 23,554 hectares of vineyards, making it the second largest German growing region after Rheinhessen. Until 1995 it was called Rheinpfalz, the current name (lat. Palatium = palace) derives from the Palatines of the Holy Roman Empire, who resided in the city of Heidelberg from the 13th to the middle of the 18th century. There is first evidence of viticulture long before the Romans in Celtic graves as early as 550 BC, which were found in Laumersheim and Bad Dürkheim. After the Romans withdrew from the...

Germany, or rather the area that belongs to it today, has a wine culture that is over two thousand years old. But imported wine was already being drunk before that, as evidenced by a Greek wine bottle made of clay dating from around 400 BC found in a Celtic tomb. The oldest vineyards were located on the banks of the Rhine, Neckar and Moselle. These rivers with their elongated valleys, as well as their tributaries, are still the classic growing areas today. Viticulture was established by the colonization of the Greeks in Gaul and then brought to perfection by the Roman culture. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) brought Roman viticulture from...

The white grape variety is by far the most common variety of Traminer (see detailed information there), which is called Savagnin Blanc (or short Savagnin) in many sources. The numerous synonyms are also used to some extent for other varieties such as Savagnin Rose and generally for Traminer. Thus, one cannot conclude the "correct" variety without any doubt from the name/synonym. The most important ones grouped alphabetically by country are Savagnin Rose Aromatique (Australia); Mala Dinka (Bulgaria); Clevner, Klevner, Rother Muskattraminer, Roter Traminer, Traminer Rot (Germany); Bon...

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