German white wines – the exhilarating completion
Heavy red wines soothe and make you quiet, whereas German white wines are stimulating. Fresh and animatedly unlike rich in tannin reds they lighten the mood, particularly German Riesling. Well cooled to meals a real treat!
First-class Rieslings show a solid framework and beautiful terroir tastes. They bribe with their unique character and should be part of every good wine selection. High quality Rieslings also have a nice potential for aging.
Riesling is the typical German variety
Almost a quarter of the vineyards are planted with Riesling. Half of the world’s Riesling vines are growing in Germany. Other white varieties are Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. As to red wines Pinot Noir is the most important.
The most important German wine-growing areas
These are mainly located in the southwest near the Rhine and its feeders as well on the Black Forest edges. The most important region are by size Rheinhessen, near Frankfurt, the Palatinate and Baden. Then follows Württemberg, the Mercedes and Porsche homeland. Well known are the Mosel wines with the steep slopes. Good wines also come from Franconia and the Rheingau, the last one with its well known wine chateaux.
in the Moselle Valley