THE WINES OF GERMANY
Germany is one of the northernmost wine producing countries in the Northern hemisphere. In this cool climate elegant wines are produced with moderate alcohol and refreshing acidity. The country is divided into 13 quality wine regions. Wines from these regions are labelled “Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete (QbA)”. They come in a wide range of wine styles: white, rosé, red, sparkling, dry, off-dry and sweet wine. Key factors are rivers (e.g. Rhein, Mosel, Ahr) and mountains (e.g. Haardt, Hunsrück) which results in unique micro-climates and extraordinary wines. Germany also has some of the steepest vineyards in the world (e.g. the Bremmer Calmont vineyard, with a gradient of up to 60%) which means that in many cases picking the grapes by hand is the only option.
German wine is typically associated with Riesling. This grape produces crisp wines with lots of citrus and green fruit aromas. Also more ripe styles – with aromas of stone and tropical fruit – are produced and even age worthy wines that will last for decades (!). World class red wines are produced from Spätburgunder (i.e. Pinot Noir). They are made in a Burgundian style. Oak is used with great subtlety resulting in fruity and refined wines.
See the regions below for our selected wine producers. Because we work as independent wine broker, we can select wines for your portfolio from multiple wineries. We negiotiate the best price and work with transparent fees & pricing (commission-based). If we can help you to source a specific wine from Germany feel free to contact us.
Recommended producers: Weingut Reinhold Haart, Markus Molitor, Weingut Franzen, Egon Müller, Van Volxem.
Recommended producers: Martin Wassmer, Bernhard Huber, Dr. Heger, Weingut Heitlinger.
Recommended producers: Reichsrat von Buhl, Bassermann-Jordan, Josef Biffar, Anselmann.
Recommended producers: Adeneuer, Weingut Meyer-Näkel, Jean Stodden, Julia Bertram, Paul Schumacher, H.J. Kreuzberg.
Recommended producers: H. Dönnhoff, Schafer-Frohlich, Dr. Crusius.
Recommended producers: Georg Breuer, Schloss Johannisberg, Schloss Vollrads, August Kesseler, Robert Weil, Barth, Freimuth, Diefenhardt.
Recommended producers: Keller, Wittman, St. Anthony, Rappenhof, Kühling-Gillot, Schloss Westerhaus.
Recommended producers: Rudolf Furst, Horst Sauer, Benedikt Baltes, Fürst Löwenstein, Glaser-Himmelstoss, Zur Schwane.
Recommended producers: Aldinger, Karl Haidle, Graf Neipperg, Drautz-Able, Herzog von Württemberg, Beurer.
Recommended producers: Ratzenberger, Toni Jost, Lanius-Knab, Matthias Muller, Bastian.
Recommended producers: Domane Bergstrasse, Kloster Eberbach, Rothweiler, Weingut der Stadt Bensheim.
Recommended producers: Klaus Zimmerling, Schloss Proschwitz Prince of Lippe, Schloss Wackerbarth.
Recommended producers: Pawis, Lützkendorf, Hey, Lüttmer.
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