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Baden is Germany’s most southerly and warmest wine region, a narrow strip nestled between the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Indigenous vines have existed since the end of the Ice Age, and wine-making began to spread throughout the region starting in the 2nd century. From there, little is known about the specifics of who was making it and in what styles, since the area was ruled by various outside counts after the Roman era into the 12th century, when the territory was officially declared. By the 16th century, the wines from the “Upper Rhine” were exported to other parts of Europe, and were well known for their powerful structure and quality.
 
The soil types vary throughout the region, with areas of clay, granite, limestone, keuper, sand, glacial sediment, and volcanic ash (mostly in the Kaiserstuhl subregion). The starring grape is the red Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), which fulfills some of its best ripening potential and tannic structure here. The most common Read more »

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