Germany

Germany is home to the deeply wonderful Riesling grape with plenty of styles to explore.

We’re finding increasing numbers of superb dry ‘trocken’ wines, not just in warmer regions such as Baden and Pfalz, but also in the Mosel, Nahe and Rheingau. Classically fruity Kabinett styles are becoming less popular in Germany, but a peachy Piesporter, a slatey Wehlener, a limey Saar or an elegant Ruwer wine still takes some beating. You will also find a full range of sweeter styles from Spätlese through Auslese right up to Eiswein and TBA produced in tiny quantities by dedicated growers. And don’t forget the Grauburgunders (Pinot Gris) and Spätburgunders (Pinot Noir).