Definition - What does Germany mean?

Germany is a European country bordered by Poland, Czech Republic and Austria to the East and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the West. It is producer of wine, mostly specializing in the classes of Pradikatswein. It has around 140 varieties of grapes available for cultivation, but, it is not particularly popular in the international market for the quality of the wine produced.

The types of wine vary geographically across Germany, but the most productive regions are Mosel and the Rhine as these regions get plenty of natural sunlight. The state of Rhineland produces approximately 60% of German wine and they mostly harvest Riesling Grapes, which have been Germany’s most planted variety of grape since mid-1990s.

WineFrog explains Germany

Viticulture in Germany dates back to the Roman ages, and they continue to be a wine making region to-date. Climatic factors varying from region to region contribute towards the diverse profile of wines produced throughout Germany. Riesling dominates the northerly harvest from vineyards while other red wine varieties dominate harvests in the southern areas. The cool climate in Germany means that the grapes don’t entirely ripen by harvest season; so, the farmers leave the fermentation process incomplete, and the sweetness neutralizes the sour-acidic taste of the grapes. Riesling is the most popular wine-making grape in Germany, but other vineyard berries like Müller-Thurgau, Spätburgunde, and Silvaner grapes are also well-known here.

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