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14.11.2018

Quality standards

Quality StandardsQuality categoriesAmong 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…

14.11.2018

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…

14.11.2018

Must weights

Must Weights The amount of sugar that has developed in the grapes' juice, or must, is an important indication of ripeness. This is referred to as «must weight» and it is measured on a hydrometer, a…

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Riesling

Riesling Of all the grapes of Germany, the most noble is the Riesling — a variety that can do well even in stony soil and can subsist on a minimum of moisture. It is also frost-resistant and a…

14.11.2018

Müller-Thurgau

Müller-Thurgau / Rivaner The Müller-Thurgau, also commonly known as Rivaner, is the second most planted grape in Germany and accounts for 12% of the total vineyard area. It is named…

14.11.2018

Silvaner

Silvaner Silvaner is an old variety that once was the most important grape in Germany. While in 1970 23% of German vineyards were planted with the Silvaner grape, Meanwhile, in…

14.11.2018

Kerner

Kerner Bred in 1969 in Württemberg and named after a local poet, Justinius Kerner, it is a crossing of Trollinger and Riesling. Compared with Riesling, Kerner can grow in sites with less…

14.11.2018

Grauburgunder

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…

14.11.2018

Weißburgunder

Weißburgunder This ancient variety, 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…

14.11.2018

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…