Thanks to its many contrasts of temperatures, Germany has several wine regions that produce red and white wines. After seeing some of these areas in the first article, in this second we will reveal other areas where good wine is made.
Franken or Franconia area
This huge place it’s just next to Main River. A large part of the vineyards are in the city of Wurzburg and its surroundings, and the wines produced are diverse, highlighting the Steinwein, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau. If we talk about red wine we have the Domina and Spätburgunder. The zone groups together more than 5,400 wine companies, with renowned vineyards of history, such as Kallmuth Homburger, Rödelseer Küchenmeister, Randersackerer Pfülben and Escherndorfer Lump.
This is the oldest region dedicated to wine production in Germany. It occupies 10,400 hectares and consists of a varied microclimate that makes it develop one of the most famous wines in the country, the famous Riesling, an elegant acid wine and considered one of the best white wines in the world. And the specialty is ancient grape variety Elbling, in addition to the Muller-Thurgau, the Burgunder and Grau Weiß. There are a total of 2,000 farms committed in their own wines and taste them all it’s a wide spread activity.
Hessische Bergstraße wine region
Although it is the smallest in the country, it has a lot of history and background, therefore encompasses 440 hectares of vineyard area, where, as in other regions, white wines are preferred. In this case, Riesling, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. Other red varieties are Blauer Spätburgunder, Dornfelder and Gewürztraminer.
Josef Rosch Riesling Spätlese Trittenheimer Apotheke 2013: a white wine with Mosel DO from Josef Rosch cellar with a blend based on riesling of 2013 and 8º of alcohol strength.
Ruppertsberger Classic Rivaner 2013: a white wine from the Pfalz DO based on the best of rivaner from 2013.