5 to Try
Ready to dive deeper into the world of German wine? Each post in our 5 to Try series showcases five examples of stellar German wines across styles, grapes, and Germany’s 13 wine regions.
5 to Try: Luscious Late Harvest Riesling
Germany’s expressions of sweet Rieslings are among the world’s most coveted. A key factor in the quality of German Riesling is its acidity, which creates balance and keeps the wines from tasting overly cloying. Learn the terms to look for on labels and check out this list of sweet yet balanced late harvest Rieslings!
5 to Try: Talkin’ Trocken - Dry German Riesling
We can’t say it enough: Not. All. Riesling. Is. Sweet! In fact, over 60% of all wine made in Germany is classified as dry or off-dry, and Riesling is no exception. Learn how to shop for dry German Riesling and try these 5 selections!
5 to Try: Spätburgunder’s Time to Shine
Pinot Noir is produced in almost every major wine-producing country in the world. But this beloved grape particularly thrives in Germany, where it reaches top form in the country’s cooler climate and is undoubtedly Germany’s most important red variety.
5 to Try: Behold These Bold German Blends
Dive into the world of German wine blends! More and more estates are experimenting with blending traditional varietals to mix up unforgettable cuvées. Each of these exciting examples is made from a different combination of grapes and from a different region.
5 to Try: Silvaner is the Season’s Silver Lining
Silvaner is a unique variety that’s made its home in Germany, which accounts for over 70% of the world’s Silvaner plantings. It’s juicy and mouth-filling, with mild acidity and delicate earthy and fruity tones. So grab a Bocksbeutel and raise a glass!
5 to Try: Undiscovered Gems of German White Wines
Get to know some of the lesser-known German white wine varieties – from grapes you’ve probably seen before, like Sauvignon Blanc, to more traditional ones native to Germany, like Elbling and Gutedel.
5 to Try: Sun-sational Pinot Blancs
You might be more familiar with Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, but Germany’s third premier Pinot is just as stunning. Germany boasts the world’s largest vineyard area dedicated to Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder), and we have a list of 5 examples to get you started.
5 to Try: Picnic Perfect Pinot Gris
Germany’s crisp and refreshing white wines are enjoyable year-round, but especially under the heat of the summer sun. Consider packing a mouth-watering and zesty German Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder) in your picnic basket!
5 to Try: Radiant German Rosé Wines
Germany is no exception to the Rosé craze! Typically made from Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder), German Rosé is deliciously dry with tart red fruit flavors and crisp acidity.
5 to Try: A Range Of Rieslings
Our very first 5 to Try selections feature Germany’s hallmark grape – Riesling – across 5 winegrowing regions and a range of styles. This 5 to Try will provide you with a well-rounded representation of Riesling’s many styles!