In Germany's fourth smallest wine-growing region, (almost) everything revolves around one variety: Pinot Noir. More than 80 percent of the vineyards are planted with the noble Burgundy grape, which produces red wines of fabulous elegance and finesse on the slate soils of the heat-storing valley.
White wine, on the other hand, plays only a minor role: Riesling is extremely rare. More common than Riesling is the white wine made from Pinot Noir and pressed as Blanc de Noirs.
This is a wine-growing region whose top wines are among the best in the world, both in terms of quality and price.