BadenBaden is the southernmost of Germany's wine regions.
It is primarily a long, slim strip of vineyards nestled between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River, extending
some 400 km/240 miles from north to south. Comprised of nine districts, Baden has many soil types and grape varieties. Nearly
half of the vineyards are planted with Burgunder (Pinot) varieties: Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), yielding velvety to fiery
red wine and refreshing Weissherbst (rosé), ranging in style from dry to slightly sweet; Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris),
a dry, food-compatible wine, or marketed under the synonym Ruländer to denote a richer, fuller-bodied (and sweeter) style;
and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), neutral enough to accompany many foods. Spicy Gewürztraminer and the noble Riesling
are specialties of the Ortenau district near Baden-Baden, where they are known as Clevner and Klingelberger, respectively.
Light, mild Gutedel (synonymous with the Chasselas of France and Fendant of Switzerland) is a specialty of the Markgräflerland
district between Freiburg and the Swiss border.
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