Baden, situated in the far south of Germany, just over the Rhine from Alsace, is the warmest wine region in Germany. It is home to grape varieties such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Weingut Heitlinger owns 42 hectares of top class vineyards, a significant portion of which is considered as Erste Lagen (Grand Cru) by the VDP association, planted with Riesling and the Pinot Trio (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc). The Pinot Noir “Königsbecher” Grand Cru is awarded “World’s Top best 10 Pinot”.
What is VDP? The VDP association is the most influential and prestigious wine grower association in Germany. Currently, the VDP has only 197 members, which represent less than 4% of the total wine production in Germany. Regulations set by the VDP members on site selection, yields, and must weights are much higher than those required by the German wine Law.
What is GG (Grosses Gewächs)? Grosses Gewächs: the German classification system similar to "Grand Cru" in France