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With Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Lemberger, as many as five grape varieties are allowed for the Große Gewächs in Württemberg. Yet, the number of wines of this category registered each year remains quite manageable. As few as 15 wineries are members of the regional association of the VDP, and most of them do not produce a Großes Gewächs from all allowed varieties.

Without a doubt, Württemberg is one of the regions in Germany whose wine quality has shown the most remarkable progress during the past ten or fifteen years. This is especially true for the white wines. For a long time, it was difficult to identify a halfway clear profile in the Württemberg white wine scene. Only a few producers were able to produce wines with a clearly recognizable character of origin as well as enough substance and depth to keep up with their neighbors from Baden or the Palatinate. However, this picture has clearly changed. The wines from Burgundy varieties do not have to hide from those from Baden anymore, and the Rieslings are only rarely in the focus of public attention because there are hundredfold competitors in this domain from areas that stand for Riesling considerably more than Württemberg. The wines would certainly be worth more attention.

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