Features of German Wines
Germany is the sixth largest wine producer in the world. More than 60% of this volume belongs to white wines. It is almost impossible to buy low-quality German wine due to strict standards for viticulture and winemaking. The best regions of German wine origin are Moselle, Baden, Pfalz, Rheingau. Germany is one of the few countries where good natural semi-sweet wines are made.
Classification of German wines
Simple German wines Landwein, Deutscher, which pass regional quality control tests every day
Tafelwein or Tafelwein and the highest quality wines preserved by their origin are classified as QmP - this indicates that the berries are a late product when they accumulate the maximum amount of aroma and flavor. The final wine group includes:
Cabinet - light dry wines from grapes harvested in mid-September.
Spatlese - more aromatic wines, dry and semi-sweet, grapes harvested in mid-October.
Auslese - wines selected from late ripening grapes. They are distinguished by their rich taste and aroma.
Beerenauslese - expensive and tasty wines, most sweet wines, made from botrytised grapes.
Trockenbeerenauslese is in the category of high-sugar elite wines. Produced from Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer and other grape varieties. Grapes for this rare and expensive wine are used in the form of grapes harvested when the temperature drops below 0 ° C.
The most common grape varieties in Germany are white Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer. Spätburgunder differs from reds. International Pinot Noir is the local name of the variety. Good red wines are made in the sunny southern regions of Baden and Pfalz.
Riesling is the king and pride of German winemaking. Cool climate, surprisingly delicate, has the best acidity, produces advanced Rieslings. The invigorating Rieslings on the Moselle-Saar-Ruver appeal are especially appreciated. Bernkastel is famous for its best Rieslings, highly valued by experts. Strawberries from Rheingau are denser and more aromatic.