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Germany

Germany

The German wine industry is notable for two contrasting reasons: producing some of the finest white wines in the world and spectacularly shooting itself in the foot in the last quarter of the 20th century. 

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    Soft zesty fruits, with a light toastiness with a long persistent finish.  Read More
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    A finely honed medium bodied wine which balances fresh summer berries on the nose with a seductive smoky finish. Read More
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    Soft strawberry and ripe raspberry on the nose and into a velvety palate with a long finish. Read More
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    An opulent golden desert wine derived predominantly from the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. Luscious honey and white chocolate on the note leads into ... Read More
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    An exqiuisite example of the rare German sweet wine where grapes are picked whilst frozen on the vine. This lushiously sweet wine shows incredible lev... Read More
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    A flavoursome wine with a refreshing crispness. A relatively low alcohol rosé ideal for drinking at lunch time and with your summer barbecues. Read More
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    A stunning wine, an unusual style for the area. Almost herbaceous on the nose with mown-hay character. Fairly dry with a minerally palate balancing th... Read More
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    A dryer style of riesling, with peachy aromas. Stone fruit and fresh apple in the mouth balanced with mineral flavours and a hint of petrol. Read More
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    Containing a proportion of Riesling, which adds delicacy and freshness to this medium-dry wine. Read More
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    Vibrant and fresh. Ripe, with full floral aromas and a dash of sweetness. Read More
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    From the Mosel valley in Germany, delicate floral aromas and generous fruit give this medium style wine a fresh and harmonious character. Read More
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    Citrus flavours, predominately lemon, on the nose and plenty of stone fruit on the palate. The two combine wonderfully for a full flavour that has a s... Read More
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    A charmingly floral, medium-style wine from the glorious Mosel valley in the heart of this famous wine-producing country. Read More
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    Rich and flavoursome with complex aromas of lemon, apricot, honey and diesel. A wine which has undergone a sustained period of bottle aging yet still ... Read More
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    This is a delightfully light and airy white from one of the worlds oldest wine regions. Pale straw in colour this wine has a wonderfully apply charact... Read More
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    Ripe stone fruit aromas are joined by a touch of petrol on a medium palate that has lovely candied fruit character. The finish is of sweet peaches and... Read More
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    Elegant and classical Riesling scent, paired with aromas and tropical fruits. Green apples and citrus, pineapple and melon. Excellent balance of sweet... Read More
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    An excellent German Sauvignon which is partially aged in oak barrels. This gives the wine a richness and depth whilst still retaining its vibrancy. Read More
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    An unusual example of an oak aged Sauvignon which has been crowned Germany's best. Full bodied yet gentle with a thrilling minerality and notes of pin... Read More
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    A dryer style of riesling, with peachy aromas. Stone fruit and fresh apple in the mouth balanced with mineral flavours and a hint of petrol. Looks stu... Read More
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In the '70s and '80s it released into the world a torrent of cheap and not very cheerful wines that continue to colour its reputation and do no justice to the excellence routinely on offer.  For Germany can craft wines from the Riesling grape that are inimitable and many less familiar vines, such as Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau and, for red wines, Portugieser and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), can achieve exceptional quality and value for money.

History

Neither the Phoenicians nor the Greeks made it to Germany and so the Romans, who never missed such an opportunity, pioneered the cultivation of the vine and the making of wine on its soil.  Charlemagne, the Church and a wine-loving aristocracy encouraged viticulture to thrive throughout the Middle Ages, but the Thirty Years War in the early 17th century ripped out its heart. In the aftermath, however, Riesling was planted in abundance to ensure that where there was no longer quantity there was quality instead.This legacy remains to this day.

Climate and Conditions

Both topographically and climatically, Germany produces wine on the edge. Vineyards are traditionally located on land unsuitable for other agriculture, chiefly the steep slopes of river valleys, and are usually south-facing to take maximum advantage of the sun. For the climate is marginal and whether the grapes will ripen is the main concern of the German winemaker. This creates problems, and requires great skill in production, but can result in unique wines of exceptional character.

The Classification System

Unlike other countries, where quality, geography or history tend to dominate, Germany has created its own nationally relevant standards of classification.  This is based upon the ripeness of the grapes at the time of the harvest.  It makes perfect sense in the light of their climate, and ensures that every vineyard has the chance to achieve the highest classification with every new vintage, yet this common sense and equality has come at a cost.  Not only is a German wine label an arduous task to decipher, but an average bottle can achieve the same classification as the finest of wines.

Wines of Today

The German wines of today are amongst the finest in the world, just as they always have been. The essential difference between now and the apparently dark days of the seventies and eighties is the quality of the wines that Germany exports. We are no longer awash with the characterless plonk of mass production cooperatives, though these do still exist to entrap the unwary, and are able to find the finest of Rieslings along with the other great wines that the country produces.  Above all, once the pitfalls are sidestepped, Germany produces wines that are incomparable in style to anywhere else in the Old World or the New.

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