Most of Germany’s 13 wine producing regions tend to be clustered around rivers, primarily the Rhine, Mosel and Nahe. It is most famous for its wonderful Rieslings that are made in both dry and sweet styles, almost always reflecting the soil type and climate that it is grown in. Some of the best quality Rieslings in the world are found on the steep, south-facing slopes of the River Mosel, where the stony slate soil helps to produce outstanding wines. Germany is also home to the famous Eiswein (literally: Ice Wine) – a sweet style of wine that is made by allowing the grapes to freeze on the vine , then pressing them in their frozen state so that the natural sugars and flavours are not diluted by the water contents of the grape, as most wines are.
Main grapes grown in Germany: Riesling, Dornfelder, Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Spätburgunder.
Did you know? The steepest vineyard in the world is in Mosel at a 65 degrees incline!
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