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Wine climate in Germany

Germany's wine regions are concentrated in the south-western part of the country, which is parallel in latitude (50°) to Labrador. Her vineyards are located on steep south-facing slopes, in a few valleys and almost always close to a river which tempers the climate. Rivers are acting as a heat reflector, helping to maintain a constant temperature day and night. In autumn the mist and fog that rises from the river offers the grapes protection from early frost.

In addition to the general climate, it is important to consider the micro-climates of individual vineyards. The direction and inclination of a particular slope, the intensitiy of sunshine reflected from mirroring rivers, a protective ridge of hills or a forested mountain summit, which deflects the wind - all help the wine achieve its ultimate taste and quality.

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