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Grape varieties

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/
28.05.2020
Grape varieties The wide range of grape varieties cultivated in Germany is impressive, from "A" as in Acolon, to "Z" as in Zweigeltrebe. Whilst almost 140 varieties are planted, around two dozen of  

Viticulture & Winemaking

 
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28.05.2020
Climate and Weather The longer ripening 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  

Outstanding Vinotheks

 
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28.05.2020
Outstanding Vinotheques In 2016 the German Wine Institute (DWI) issued 50 awards for outstanding vinotheques from the 13 German wine growing regions. They were selected according to strict quality  

Quality standards

 
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28.05.2020
The VDP Classification model The VDP model is based on a private law statute for approx. 200 elite German wine estates. It defines the quality of a wine according to "terroir", read moreMust  

Taste & Quality

 
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28.05.2020
Classic - has class, tastes classy Since the vintage 2000, the term ‘Classic’ has stood for above-average quality wines that taste harmoniously dry and can be combined with many dishes.Selection -  

White Grapes

 
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28.05.2020
Ortega This crossing of Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe has been bred in 1948 by Hans Breider in Bavaria, who named it after the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.  read moreElbling Elbling, an  

Spätburgunder

 
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28.05.2020
Spätburgunder In Germany, the Spätburgunder is to red wine what the Riesling is to white wine: the cream of the crop. In fact, Germany is the world's third largest producer of Pinot Noir. The  

Dornfelder

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/red-grapes/dornfelder/
28.05.2020
Among new varieties, the Dornfelder shows great promise. A prolific, relatively early ripener, it produces wine far deeper in colour than other German red wines. In fact, it was initially bred  

Portugieser

 
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28.05.2020
Portugieser Portugieser is a very old variety that probably originates in the Danube Valley (not in Portugal). This fruitful, early-ripening grape yields mild, light, easy-to-enjoy  

Schwarzriesling

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/red-grapes/schwarzriesling/
28.05.2020
Schwarzriesling - only growth and shape are common to Riesling Although the name literally means "black Riesling," this variety is not related to Riesling at all. In fact, it is