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Grape varieties

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/
20.01.2021
Grape varieties The wide range of grape varieties cultivated in Germany is impressive, from "A" as in Acolon, to "Z" as in Zweigeltrebe. Whilst almost 100 varieties are planted, around twenty of  

White Grapes

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/
20.01.2021
Ortega This crossing of Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe has been bred in 1948 by Hans Breider in Bavaria, who named it after the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.  read moreElbling Elbling, an  

Schwarzriesling

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/red-grapes/schwarzriesling/
20.01.2021
Schwarzriesling - only growth and shape are common to Riesling Although the name literally means "black Riesling," this variety is not related to Riesling at all. In fact, it is  

Müller-Thurgau

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/mueller-thurgau/
20.01.2021
Müller-Thurgau / Rivaner Müller-Thurgau, also commonly known as Rivaner, is the second most planted grape in Germany and accounts for 12% of the total vineyard area with 12, 057 ha in  

Kerner

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/kerner/
20.01.2021
Kerner Kerner is a crossing of Trollinger and Riesling, bred in 1969 in Württemberg and named after a local poet, Justinius Kerner. Compared with Riesling, it can grow in sites with less  

Weißburgunder

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/weissburgunder/
20.01.2021
Weißburgunder - light summer wine, ideal for food pairing This ancient variety, which is known as Pinot Blanc in France, grows in fertile or chalky soil and ripens quite late. It is harvested  

Bacchus

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/bacchus/
20.01.2021
Bacchus Bred in the Pfalz in the 1930s and named after the Latin term for Dionysos, "the Greek God of Wine", Bacchus is a crossing of (Silvaner x Riesling) x Müller-Thurgau. Bacchus  

Speciality & Regional Wines

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/taste-quality/speciality-regional-wines/
20.01.2021
Rheingau: ‘Erstes Gewächs’ (First growth) The Rheingau Winegrowers' Association is responsible for and owner of the quality seal ‘Erstes Gewächs’. They have scientifically assessed the region and  

Ocean meets Wine

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/wine-food/ocean-meets-wine/
20.01.2021
Seafood and Wine Mussels or cockles boast tender meat and a subtle taste. As a rule, they are steamed and served with a sauce that is not too dominant and uses root vegetables, white wine, pepper,  

Ahr

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/wine-growing-regions/ahr/
20.01.2021
Overview of the Ahr The Ahr is one of Germany's northernmost wine regions. It is also one of the smallest, with vineyards extending only 24 km along the Ahr River as it flows toward the Rhine