At last Germany has banished its albatross. Liebfraumilch, the dirty blip in Germany’s illustrious winemaking career, has had its day. A fleet of young, innovative German winemakers have spent the last 20 years re-polishing Germany’s crown and have restored the country to its former winemaking glory.
And their secret weapon – Riesling. Adored for its versatility and vibrant acidity. Germany has a Riesling to suit all taste buds. Look to the grey slate soils of the vineyards of the Mosel Valley for a dramatic contrast between refreshing mineral wines and an explosion of fruit blossom and honey aromas; turn your attention to Pfalz for drier, stylish and complex wines. Pfalz also offers some fascinating Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc varieties which we are happy to introduce to our list this Spring.