If all goes according to plan, my wife and I will be travelling to the Kaiserstuhl region of Baden in two weeks’ time. The Kaiserstuhl is a chain of more than ten hills in southwest Germany and a well-known wine-growing region for Burgundian grape varieties, especially Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The predominant soil types are volcanic stones with a layer of loess. I’ll make sure to take a photo of the impressive terraces that were constructed to plant the vines.
I am most looking forward to a tasting at the Salwey winery, which I will report on soon! It’s not so easy to find an interesting pinot gris, but I’ve heard encouraging things about theirs. As far as pinot noirs are concerned, their reputation is excellent.
Because of the proximity to Alsace, which is only a short drive across the Rhine, we are also going to visit the beautiful town of Colmar in France. Whether I will have the opportunity to taste some Alsatian wines as well remains to be seen.
More details coming soon!