Spring has sprung, and blossoms are blooming everywhere you look. No matter your favorite flower, we encourage you to explore the scents, colors, and textures of the season with a glass of German wine!
Almond Blossoms and Weissburgunder
Each spring, travelers flock to the Pfalz region to see the almond trees blossoming along the 50 mile long German Wine Route. The fleeting nature of the almond blossoms’ bloom time pairs beautifully with the delicate floral and fruity notes found in Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Both the flower and the grape are becoming increasingly popular and provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy the first hint of bright warm air. Fun fact: Germany is the largest producer of Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) in the world!
Lily of the Valley and Müller-Thurgau
The Lily of the Valley is known as a symbol of rebirth and a return of happiness, much like spring itself. In Germany it’s called Maiglöckchen – the little bells of May. The elegant flower is planted throughout Germany, similar to the Müller-Thurgau grapes that are present in all 13 wine-growing regions and account for 11% of Germany’s vineyard area. The beautiful scent of the flower is reflected in the flowery bouquet of many Müller-Thurgau wines.
Chamomile and Silvaner
The chamomile flower is widely grown throughout Germany and is just as beautiful as it is useful. The fragrant flower serves as a remedy for everything from anxiety to strengthening vineyards’ immune system. This versatility mimics that of Silvaner. Known for its ability to pair with an assortment of foods and its herbal aromas, Silvaner is a traditional variety in the Rheinhessen and Franken that features a juicy and mouth-filling profile, ideal for outdoor picnics and gatherings.
Honeysuckle and Riesling
Honeysuckle is known for its strong fragrance, which is most prevalent throughout the evenings. Similarly, Germany’s hallmark grape, Riesling, has distinct aromas filled with notes of citrus, orchard, or stone fruits. Wild honeysuckle also comes in a variety of colors, just like Riesling comes in a variety of styles including Trocken, Kabinett, Spätlese, or Sekt (German sparkling wine)!
Enjoy the season’s flowers and the perfect German wines to match!