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Quality Categories

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/quality-standards/quality-categories/
27.11.2020
… from ripe grapes with low alcohol content Spätlese: ripe, elegant wines with fine fruit, which are harvested a little later. These wines are more intense in flavor and concentration, but not necessarily…  

Viticulture & Winemaking

 
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06.11.2020
… period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. read moreWork in the Vineyard Harvest is certainly the most exciting moment for the winemaker and when it is seen whether all the efforts…  

Taste & Quality

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/taste-quality/
06.11.2020
… or get lost between the glass and palate. read moreNoble sweet wines When the main grape harvest in the German wine-growing regions has ended successfully, one can observe that in certain locations…  

Wine & more

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/wine-more/
06.11.2020
… to your ear, Federweißer (new wine) sounds like murmuring waves. When the time of the grape harvest has come, you can get Rauscher, Sauser or Brauser on every street corner. read morePunch Punch…  

Riesling

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/riesling/
06.11.2020
…tions: As a “Winzersekt” (winegrower’s sparkling wine), as a light Kabinett wine, as a noble spätlese (late harvest) or precious ice wine – regardless whether created dry, semi-dry or noble sweet. Riesling is…  

Müller-Thurgau

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/mueller-thurgau/
06.11.2020
… It yields about 30% more than Riesling and ripens quite early - usually in the beginning of the harvest. While it requires less sun and makes few demands of the climate, it does need more rain than…  

Grauburgunder

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/grauburgunder/
06.11.2020
… well suited for sparkling wine. This variety needs vineyards with deep, heavy soil and is harvested around the same time as Weißburgunder. It is more prominent in Baden, Rheinhessen and the Pfalz and…  

Weißburgunder

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/weissburgunder/
06.11.2020
… which is known as Pinot Blanc in France, grows in fertile or chalky soil and ripens quite late. It is harvested later than Müller-Thurgau but earlier than Riesling. It thrives excellently everywhere where it is…  

Work in the Vineyard

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/viticulture-winemaking/work-in-the-vineyard/
06.11.2020
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 ripe for harvest  

Climate & Weather

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/viticulture-winemaking/climate-weather/
06.11.2020
… decreases during the final stage of ripening; in the south, rainfall increases dramatically as the harvest approaches. These climatic factors have a pronounced influence on German wine. Moderately warm…