The Finest Wines of Germany: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines

The Finest Wines of Germany: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines by Stephan Reinhardt, Jon Wyand

Title: The Finest Wines of Germany: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines
Author: Stephan Reinhardt, Jon Wyand
ISBN10: 1781310211
ISBN13: 978-1781310212
Publisher: Aurum Press (October 11, 2012)
Language: English
Subcategory: Wine Atlas of Germany
Size PDF: 1340 kb
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Pages: 272 pages
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The Finest Wines of Germany: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines by Stephan Reinhardt, Jon Wyand


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Focusing on one of the twenty-first century' s most exciting and innovative wine producing regions, this edition covers the most majestic of Rieslings, lesser-known varieties of Silvanor, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and upcoming classics such as Pinot Noir - hailed as the new ` Red Riesling' . With a history and wine culture dating back to the Middle Ages, German wine once had a reputation for subtlety and quality; Rieslings from the Rhine, Mosel and Saar were among the most sought-after and expensive wines in the world. However, throughout the World Wars, a perception of German wine as being ` cheap and sweet' emerged - a development encouraged by the 1971 German Wine Law, which based wine categories on sugar levels. Now 100 years since the last Golden Age of German Wine, a new era of rejuvenation, innovation and variety has dawned. The author looks in depth at topics including: climate and soil, the new generation of wine growers, developments in German drinking culture, as well as considering grape varieties and viticulture. The book concludes with a profile of the most noteworthy producing regions, vineyards and a list of classic vintages.