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30.08.2018

Weißburgunder

… quite late - It is harvested later than Müller-Thurgau but earlier than Riesling. Weißburgunder wines have a less pronounced, relatively neutral bouquet, yet more acidity than the Grauburgunder - from…

30.08.2018

Bacchus

…Bacchus Bred in the Pfalz and named after the Latin term for Dionysos, "the Greek God of Wine", Bacchus is a crossing of (Silvaner x Riesling) x Müller-Thurgau. If this grape ripens sufficiently, fruity…

30.08.2018

Gewürztraminer

… Pfalz, Rheinhessen and Baden - where it is called Clevner. However, it can be found in all German wine regions. While it is frost-resistant, it does need warm vineyard sites and soil with good…

30.08.2018

Ebling

… (origin unknown), is an early-ripening and very fruitful grape that makes light, piquant wines that often are used for sparkling wine because of their pronounced acidity. This variety has a…

30.08.2018

Chardonnay

… or slightly underripe apples. Higher qualities are usually rich in alcohol and extract. They are wines of substance, with a long finish, and often vinified in Barrique casks.

30.08.2018

Work in the Wineyard & Cellar

… the authorities to monitor total production and, if necessary, deal with surplus production. Each wine-growing region has specific yield limitations. If a grower exceeds the limit, the surplus cannot be…

30.08.2018

Climate & Weather

… The longer ripening period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. Germany is among the most northerly wine-growing countries of the world. It is primarily the warm Gulf Stream and its tempering…

30.08.2018

Soil & Sites

… geographical units, large and small, to distinguish between the two fundamental quality categories of wine that exist within the European Union: Deutscher Wein (former "Tafelwein") and Qualitätswein…

30.08.2018

History

…HistoryWorld's oldest bottle of wine, Historisches Museum der Pfalz in SpeyerToday's grape varieties evolved during a centuries-long process of selection. The wild vines that tasted best and seemed best-suited for…

30.08.2018

Quality categories

…Quality Categories Among the most important legally required declarations on a label is a wine's quality category. The German wine law makes far more distinctions within the two broad quality categories mandated by the…