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 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...

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  • Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2018

    Region: Germany

    A beautiful dry offering from the Mosel, by top producer Dr Loosen.   "This crisp, refreshing Riesling is the dry counterpart to the fruity, off-dry Dr. L Riesling. Together, these two wines represent the entry-level from Loosen Bros., capturing...

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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2019

    Region: Germany

    Sustainable farming, low yields and one of Germany's most regarded vineyards brings s a Riesling of great delicacy and complexity.  "This has such deliciously fresh aromas of white peaches with sweetly fragrant white flowers. The palate has...

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  • Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Fritz Riesling 2017

    Region: Germany

    This grows in a very small and special part of Rheinhessen called the Roter Hang meaning the Red Hill.   "Vivacious, fruity, off-dry Riesling named in honor of Johannes' father, world-renowned winemaker Fritz Hasselbach at the Gunderloch winery...

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  • 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...

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  • JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling 2018

    Region: Germany

    Kabinett Riesling from the Mosel's most lauded producer, Joh Jos Prum. Mouthwatering, piercing, leaving an array of citrus fruit flavours dancing across the palate.    "So what is the secret is to the quality of the J.J. Prüm wines?...

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  • 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...

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