Germany produces some of the finest white wines in the world, although much of the country’s finer wines never reach the UK market, and is drunk within the country’s borders. But fear not, as Joh Jos Prüm and Willi Haag are two fine wine producers who buck that trend, crafting wonderful food-friendly wines dripping in class and distinction.
Germany is predominantly a white wine producing country due to its cool-climate and its finest wines are produced in the Rhine and its tributaries, including Mosel, Rheingau and Rheinhessen. Riesling is the country’s most famous variety, a noble grape that can produce whites to rival the finest in the world.
Germany’s appellation system is unlike any other country, as it is based on levels of ripeness and sweetness as well as geographic location, and wine labels can be complex, detailing the name of the producer, the wine region, the name of the village and level of sweetness. But don't let that put you off, explore and enjoy, you won't be disappointed.