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Soil & Sites

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/viticulture-winemaking/soil-sites/
25.09.2020
…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 vines are rooted.The…  

History

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/viticulture-winemaking/history/
25.09.2020
… 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 louse phylloxera…  

Quality Categories

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/quality-standards/quality-categories/
25.09.2020
… There are six different Prädikats, again with different minimum must weights depending on the grape variety and growing region. In most southern growing areas, higher requirements apply. The Prädikats…  

Must Weights

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/quality-standards/must-weights/
25.09.2020
… with 120 ° Oe or higher, sugar concentrations of over 300 grams per liter are achieved. As the grapes ripen, the sugar content in the berries increases, and with it the must weight in the juice. The…  

Speciality & Regional Wines

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/taste-quality/speciality-regional-wines/
25.09.2020
… Riesling Hochgewächs is permitted in all growing regions if the wine is made exclusively from Riesling grapes, the must weight is at least 10 ° Oechsle higher (1.5% more natural alcohol ) than the minimum…  

The Label

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/taste-quality/the-label/
25.09.2020
… quality control test number is a good orientation point, as is the name of a reputable producer. The grape variety influences the bouquet and flavor of a wine to a considerable extent. The style of drier wines…  

Wine Crystals

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/taste-quality/wine-crystals/
25.09.2020
…How do Crystals Develop in Wine? Riper grapes have higher levels of tartaric acid. The longer grapes ripen on the vine, the longer they have to absorb minerals from the soil. Little by little crystals can develop…  

Brandy and Spirits

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/wine-more/brandy-and-spirits/
25.09.2020
…Trester(brand) - Brandy Distilled from Grape Pomace Grape-based brandies are excellent digestifs and the perfect way to end a fine meal. Trester is the German equivalent of French Marc or Italian Grappa. It is a…  

Grapeseed Oil

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/wine-more/grapeseed-oil/
25.09.2020
Grapeseed oil Grapeseed oil is extracted from dried grape seeds. One liter of cold-pressed, unfiltered grapeseed oil is obtained from 50 kg of grape seeds. The oil is very aromatic. Its characteristic taste of…  

Wine Growing Regions

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/tourism/wine-growing-regions/
25.09.2020
… as Germany's premier red wine region. Nearly 70 percent of its vineyards are planted with red grape varieties, the most famous of which is still Trollinger.  read moreSaale-Unstrut Vines have been…