The Guardian: Germany is the most exciting wine nation
An increasing number of people acquire that taste, Williams states: "There has been a decisive swing towards the kind of high-acidity, cool-climate qualities that riesling embodies. At the same time, German producers have met the world halfway, producing significantly more wines in a properly dry style."
Wonders of the wine world
Riesling, in all its forms accounts for many of David Williams' favourite German bottles. The Guardian's specialist explaines that - for one thing - the best classic off-dry, medium- and fully sweet styles from Germany's Mosel region remain among the wonders of the wine world. Additionally, Williams continues, "there has been a remarkable improvement in Germany’s other styles. Most impressive is the Pinot Noir (or Spätburgunder), which has emerged in the 21st century as a genuine challenger to burgundy. The country’s best sekt sparkling wines are likewise a much more serious proposition, offering a steely alternative to champagne."
Shift in public's perception
Google Trends back up David Williams findings: The leading white and red grape variety of Germany's vintners, Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) have seen a considerable increase in public awareness over the past decade. Remarkable, seeing the tough competition in today's global cut-throat market.
source: The Guardian - read the full article
British 'Wines of Germany' Team