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Riesling – Germany’s Exemplary Grape

Riesling is considered to be Germany’s exemplary grape. In no other country, the grape variety delivers as many high class wines as here even though Riesling is not ideally suited for the cultivation area Germany per se. It does grow well in cooler regions as it is very robust against frost and in northern areas; it ripens well in the autumn sun. Sometimes it needs a long time to ripen; it sometimes occurs that German winemakers cannot harvest until October or November. A Riesling could not stand up to a sudden onset of winter. Nevertheless, numerous winemakers take an interest in this vine, especially those who set highest standards for their wines. If Riesling finds best conditions, it rewards with a pleasant fragrance of peach and apples. In the mouth, it develops an enjoyable vivid acidity.


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