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Saxony

Saxony (GB)

The growing area is in the state of Saxony in Germany. It cannot be proven that the cultivated viticulture goes back to Bishop Benno von Meißen (1010-1106). Winegrowing on the Elbe was first in 1161 in one Cistercian monastery directed gift certificate of the Margrave Otto of Meissen (1156-1190) mentioned. Elector Christian I (1560-1591) enacted the first winegrowing regulations in 1588. At the beginning of the 17th century, winegrowers from Wuerttemberg were brought to the Elbe in order to cultivate "Württemberger Kind" methods like that Terracing to introduce the steep slopes through dry stone walls. As the wine was cultivated in the lowlands of the Elbe and had replaced food production there, Elector Johann Georg III. (1647-1691) in 1684 the ban "Where the plow can go, there shouldn't be a vine". The Saxon royal family owned vineyards in Pillnitz and Wachwitz, whereupon the Royal vineyard indicates. In the middle of the 19th century there were still almost 1,700 hectares of vines, but a large part of them mildew and Phylloxera destroyed.

Climate and soil

The vineyards cover 501 hectares of vineyards north of the 51st parallel and extend 50 kilometers in length on the slopes of the Elbe and its tributaries. On the border to Poland is the easternmost German vineyard. Since 2006, some vineyards in the state have also been counted Brandenburg with the four municipalities Burkersdorf, Luckau, Neuzelle and Schenkendöbern to the cultivation area Saxony. The Saxon Wine Route leads from Seußlitz in the north along the Elbe to Pirna just before the border Czech Republic. The floors consist mainly of slate with sandstone, clay, loam and loess. There is a continental climate with hot, dry summers and occasionally harsh winters with late frosts.

Map of the region of Saxony

Areas, municipalities and locations

Saxony consists of two areas, four large layers and 23 individual layers. The Meißen area is divided into the large areas of Schlossweinberg, Spaargebirge, Lössnitz and Elbhang, the Elstertal area with the three municipalities of Jessen, Kleindröben and Schlieben does not have a large area. The Brandenburg areas are free of individual layers. The winegrowing communities with their individual layers:

Grape variety level

There have been no major changes since 2009. There is no clearly dominant grape variety like in most other growing areas. At the top are the four types of white wine, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, with similar quantities. Status 2018 (0 = less than 0.5 ha):

Grape variety
German main name
In Germany
Common synonyms
colour Hectares
2018
% -
Ant
Hectares
2009
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner, Riesling-Sylvaner White 71 14.3 82
Riesling White Riesling, Rheinriesling White 68 13.7 66
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc White 62 12.5 56
Ruländer Pinot gris, Pinot Gris White 47 9.4 44
Pinot Noir incl. Velvet redPinot Noir, Blauer S., Pinot Noir red 39 7.8 38
Red traminer Traminer / Gewürztraminer White 26 5.2 28
Kerner - White 27 5.4 26
Dornfelder - red 19th 3.8 23
Gold Riesling (1) Gelbriesling, gold nutmeg White 27 5.4 21
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 22 4.4 18th
Bacchus - White 14 2.8 10th
regent - red 11 2.2 9
Solaris - White 10th 2.0 7
White Elbling Elbling, Kleinberger White 9 1.8 8th
Pinot Noir Blauer Frühburgunder, Clevner red 7 1.4 6
Chardonnay - White 3rd 0.6 -
Cabernet Blanc - White 3rd 0.6 -
Johanniter - White 3rd 0.6 1
Müllerrebe Black Riesling, Pinot Meunier red 3rd 0.6 2nd
Sauvignon Blanc - White 3rd 0.6 -
Souvignier Gris - White 3rd 0.6 -
Domina - red 2nd 0.4 3rd
Limberger / Lemberger Blaufränkisch, Blue Limberger red 2nd 0.4 0
Morio nutmeg Morio White 2nd 0.4 1
Portuguese Blue Portuguese red 2nd 0.4 3rd
White Gutedel Chasselas, Gutedel White 2nd 0.4 4th
Auxerrois - White 1 0.2 -
Dark fields - red 1 0.2 1
Yellow muscatel Muscatel, Muscat Blanc White 1 0.2 -
Helios - White 1 0.2 -
Kernling - White 1 0.2 2nd
Muscaris - White 1 0.2 -
Blue Zweigelt Zweigelt, Rotburger red 1 0.2 1
Cabernet Cortis - red 1 0.2 0
Silvaner Green Silvaner, Sylvaner White 1 0.2 0
Acolon - red 0 - 0
Bronner - White 0 - -
Cabernet carbon - red 0 - -
Cabernet Dorio - red 0 - -
Cabernet Dorsa - red 0 - 0
Cabernet Franc - red 0 - 0
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 0 - -
Dakapo - red 0 - 0
Gold muscatel - White 0 - -
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 0 - 0
Hibernal - White 0 - 0
Huxelrebe - White 0 - 0
chancellor - White 0 - 0
monarch - red 0 - -
Phoenix - White 0 - 0
Pinotine - red 0 - -
rondo - red 0 - -
Red muscatel Muscatel White 0 - -
Saint Laurent St. Laurent red 0 - 0
Saphira - White 0 - -
Winning vine - White 0 - 0
Trollinger Blue Trollinger, Schiava red 0 - 0
André - red - - 0
Cabernet Mitos - red - - 0
Merzling - White - - 0
Orion - White - - 0
Pearl of Zala Zala Gyöngye White - - 1
Rieslaner - White - - 0
Sirius - White - - 0
otherwise. white varieties - White 2nd 0.4 0
otherwise. red varieties - red 0 - 0
WHITE VARIETIES 412 82.2 374
RED VARIETIES 89 17.8 87
TOTAL 501 100 461


Producers

Well-known producers in the Saxony growing region are Hofloessnitz, Judge Vincenz, Proschwitz Castle, Wackerbarth Castle, Schuh Walter and Carpenter.

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