Germany

"Germany is home to nearly 135 different grape varieties, from lesser-known varieties such as Albalonga and Zweigeltrebe to well-known favourites such as Riesling and Pinot Noir. With 64.5% of Germany’s vineyards dedicated to producing knock-out white wine, and 11.5% to Pinot Noir, it’s never been a more exciting time for German wine production...

Of all the grapes of Germany, the most noble is the Riesling... a very dependable bearer of high quality grapes which have an acidity level that gives the wine a racy freshness and contributes to its long life... Riesling produces elegant wines of rich character with an incomparable fragrance and taste, often reminiscent of peaches, or when young, apples. In 1996, the vineyard area planted with Riesling exceeded that of Müller-Thurgau, thus making it Germany’s premier grape variety in terms of area (ca. one fifth of all plantings). It is grown throughout German wine country....

The traditional style of German Spätburgunder (called Pinot Noir in France) is lighter in color, body and tannic acidity than its counterparts from warmer climates. Many contemporary winemakers, however, are producing wines that are more international in style, ie fuller-bodied, deep red wines with higher tannin levels...

With the exception of Saale-Unstrut and Sachsen in the East, Germany’s winegrowing regions are mostly concentrated in the south where the weather is slightly warmer.

Moderate summer temperatures produce wines that are relatively low in alcohol, and the diversity of German wine stems from the many soil types and grape varieties found throughout Germany’s 13 wine-growing regions." - Wines of Germany

Map courtesy: Wines of Germany

  • Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2019

    Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2019

    Region: Germany

    CRISP, RACY, REFRESHING. THIS ENTRY-LEVEL RIESLING SHOWS EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT WITH A ELEGANT FINISH. AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO DRINK!      "This crisp, refreshing Riesling represents the jumping-in point from Dr. Loosen, capturing the elegant and...

    Current stock: 11

    $25.00
    Add to Cart
  • Heymann-Lowenstein Riesling 2018

    Heymann-Lowenstein Riesling 2018

    Region: Germany

    MOSEL RIESLING FULL OF CITRUS AND FLORALS.   "The Heymann-Löwenstein Riesling bottling comes from declassified grapes from the family's Schieferterrassen vineyards - essentially the premier-cru sites of Hamm and Brückstück...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 12

    $42.00
    Add to Cart
  • JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2018

    JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2018

    Region: Germany

    "Joh Jos Prüm’s Sonnenuhrs are classic examples of the way in which the best Mosel wine’s natural sweetness magnifies, rather than obscures, their character. These are a perfect marriage of Riesling’s peach-like, floral and mineral...

    Current stock: 5

    $105.00
    Add to Cart
  • JJ Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling 2018

    JJ Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling 2018

    Region: Germany

    Kabinett Riesling from the Mosel's most lauded producer, Joh Joh Prum. Floral, mineral and fine.     "So what is the secret is to the quality of the J.J. Prüm wines? How is it that they differ so much in style and quality from the...

    Current stock: 11

    $69.00
    Add to Cart
  • Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2019

    Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2019

    Region: Germany

    An off-dry Riesling displaying great minerality and a balanced acidity    "From the Bernkasteler Lay (The Slate of the Bernkastel) vineyard, situated along the Mosel region between the village of Bernkastel and the Dr. Loosen estate, the...

    Current stock: 5

    $40.00
    Add to Cart
  • Keller Trocken Riesling 2018

    Keller Trocken Riesling 2018

    Region: Germany

    Although this is their entry-level Riesling, Keller gives just as much attention to the making of this wine as he does to his GG bottlings. Superb dry German Riesling!   "I cannot recall ever having a better, basic Riesling Trocken from...

    Current stock: 5

    $46.50
    Add to Cart
  • Wagner Porphyr Riesling 2015

    Wagner Porphyr Riesling 2015

    Region: Germany

    Wine Front 93+ points!“From Heerkretz and Holberg vineyards. Middle age vines, that is, not old vines or young vines. Porphyr seems to tick a lot of boxes, year in-year out. Steel and wet slate scents. Austere perfume. Some greenery, herbs, briar, then...

    Current stock: 5

    $55.00
    Add to Cart
  • JJ Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling 2016

    JJ Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling 2016

    Region: Germany

    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS!   “The 2016 Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett (AP 03 17) offers a beautifully clear and spring-like bouquet with some untamed (reductive) "sponty" aromas. Super juicy and round on the palate, this is a light and...

    Current stock: 7

    $65.00
    Add to Cart