The Nahe Wine Region
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With 4 600 hectares of vineyards, the Nahe wine region is one of the ‘mid field
players’ in Germany’s winegrowing team. The area around Münster-Sarmsheim
near where the Nahe meets the Rhine at Bingen, is the fourth and final partner in the UNSECO World Heritage wine region' Upper Middle Rhine Valley'.
The hills of the Soonwald and Hunsrück protect the Nahe Valley from cold winds and extreme precipitation and the late summers, which are usually dry, permit a long ripening periodand offer ideal conditions for the cultivation Riesling grape. As in Rheinhessen, the other two members of the “Top Three” are
Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner, but here, due to the typical Nahe Valley climate and the different soil charachteristics of porphyry, slate, red sandstone, marl, quartzite and clay, the variations in flavour can be extreme even in wines of the same variety