Wine selection at G-20 Summit: Fine Pinots from Germany
The Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Germany choose the following fine wines to be served to the international guests:
- 2014 Spätburger/ Pinot Noir "Sonett" (dry) from Dr. Heger Winery in Ihringen, "Baden" region (Kaiserstuhl),
- 2014 Spätburgunder/ Pinot Noir "Tradition", Rudolf Fürst Winery in Bürgstadt, "Franken" region (Franconia)
- 2016 Pinot Blanc, Hermann Dönnhoff Winery in Oberhausen, "Nahe" region
- 2016 Pinot Gris, Reinhard Studier Winery in Ellerstadt, "Pfalz" region (i.e. Palatinate)
"German wines are very popular in upmarket hotels and the fine gastronomy scene", André Müller says and cites Germany's famous poet Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe: "Why sweep away in the distance, when the good is so close."
notes to the editor: Pinot wines from Germany are not soley popular amoung Chencellor Angela Merkel's international guests. There's a growing demand for these grape varieties domestically as well.
Germany is for example third biggest producer of Pinot Noir worldwide. Demand and therefore acreage for Pinot Blanc quadrupled since 1970, in the case of Pinot Gris it doubled in size.
More: bilingual grape variety statistics, acreage (pdf)