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Grauburgunder

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/grauburgunder/
20.01.2021
Grauburgunder Altough the skin of the Grauburgunder grape is coloured reddish-grey, it is classified as a white wine variety. It is also commonly known as Pinot Gris in France and Pinot  

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  

Work in the Vineyard

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/viticulture-winemaking/work-in-the-vineyard/
20.01.2021
Harvest This is certainly the most exciting moment for the winemaker and when it is seen whether all the efforts to maintain the vineyard will be rewarded with a successful wine. When a wine is  

Climate & Weather

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/viticulture-winemaking/climate-weather/
20.01.2021
Germany's climate The bulk of precipitation in Germany occurs in the summer, while in the southern wine-growing countries, it rains primarily in the spring, autumn and winter. Here, rainfall  

Soil & Sites

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/viticulture-winemaking/soil-sites/
20.01.2021
Soil and Site An important factor for the quality of the wine - in addition to the grape variety and the cultivation method - is the location of the vineyard and of course the soil in which the  

Levels of Sweetness in Wine

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/taste-quality/levels-of-sweetness-in-wine/
20.01.2021
Levels of Sweetness in Wine Dry is not always dry. It depends whether you are referring to still wine or sparkling wine. Different amounts of residual sugar apply to their respective taste  

History

 
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20.01.2021
Many vineyards were still planted with several grape varieties side by side as late as the 19th century. This all practically came to a standstill however, when at the end of the 1800s, the vine  

Quality Categories

 
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20.01.2021
Quality CategoriesGerman Landwein German Landwein is one of the wines with a protected geographical indication. It is an uncomplicated wine that is typical of its region. Landwein is mainly  

Must Weights

 
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20.01.2021
Must Weights The must weight already reveals something about the expected quality of the wine. It is measured in degrees Oechsle (abbreviated ° Oe); named after its inventor, the Württemberg  

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