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Sachsen wine region - rarity & speciality

Sachsen is the easternmost of Germany's wine-growing regions, with most of its vineyards located on the hilly slopes of the Elbe River.

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The Sachsen wine region stretches for about 30 miles from Pillnitz in the south to Dresden, Radebeul and Meissen. The cultural and historical centers of Dresden and Meissen attract many visitors each year. Most of the wines from the region are consumed locally.

Wines made from Müller-Thurgau (Rivaner), Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Traminer grapes are dry, full of character with a fruity acidity. Some soft red wines and some "Elbtal-Sekt" (sparkling wine) are specialities of the region.

Wines: dry, refreshing fruity acidity, special regional character.

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