Among the wine regions of the world, Germany is a region that produces a good deal of wine. Germany’s wine country, according to HowToGermany.com, is very beautiful and a great attraction to tourists; there are yearly open-air wine festivals. Like any region rich with vineyards and wineries, there are particular wines that are well-known as “German wine.”
GermanWineUSA.com states that this white wine is Germany’s premier grape variety in terms of the area of the Riesling-producing vineyards. HospitalityGuild.com explains that Riesling is golden-yellow in color and has green reflections. It is fruity and fresh with delicate acidity.
Grauer Burgunder (Ruländer, Pinot Gris)
According to GermanWineUSA.com, this white German wine is food-compatible, sleek and dry. HospitalityGuild.com explains that the color is yellow-gold with even brown reflections; Grauer Burgunder is rich, glowing and spicy in taste.
Gewürztraminer, GermanWineUSA.com explains, is an “old, traditional variety prized for the high quality of its wine.” This white German wine has a distinctive, pronounced bouquet and flavor. Drinkers of Gewürztraminer, GermanWineUSA.com states, compare the wine with the likeness of lychees or roses.
Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
GermanWineUSA.com says that “in Germany, the Spätburgunder is to red wine what the Riesling is to white wine: the cream of the crop.” According to HospitalityGuild.com, this German red wine is dark-red in color; Spätburgunder has a delicate aroma and is known to taste like blackcurrant or blackberry.
According to HospitalityGuild.com, this red German wine is a specialty wine, notably good with desserts. It is a fruity wine, bright red in color, with an aroma of nutmeg.
GermanWineUSA.com explains that Dornfelder, a red German wine, is a newer German wine variety that is typically of a higher price point. HospitalityGuild.com describes Dornfelder as deep purple in color with a full body and smell.
References and ResourcesGermanWineUSA.com: Wines of Germany
HospitalityGuild.com: Grape Types
HowToGermany.com: A Guide to Germany's Wine Districts