In the past couple of months, we have discovered some fabulous new wines from Germany, and therefore expanded our range considerably. Our ‘Focus on Germany’ highlights the quality of the best German wines we tasted this year, all of which just blew our minds!
Whilst we understand for many consumers German wine is still associated with mass-produced sweetish ‘Liebfraumilch’, a damage in reputation from the 20thcentury, German wine has since experienced a serious revival, not least due to the young, dynamic winemakers who, having acquired their winemaking skills from working around the globe, brought that knowledge back home to their roots.
Germany is 14th largest wine producer in the world and has 13wine regions, most of which are on the limit of where the ripening of grapes is possible. Therefore, vineyards are often planted on incredibly steep slopes to make the most of southern exposure to the sun.
We would like to encourage you to take the same journey and experience the delight we felt when tasting and discovering our new German range.
Helmut Dönnhoff is regularly noted as one of the top winemakers in Germany, and he stands head and shoulders above his peers in the Nahe region in the southwest of Germany. The trocken (dry) style is fast becoming the style of choice for many consumers, despite the indisputable high quality of the traditional sweet wines of Germany.
At Philglas & Swiggot we ship our exclusive allocation of Dönnhoff wines each year, which allows us to offer the range in depth.
Riesling is by a long way Germany’s most famous grape variety, and often appears to be the one and only reference point for German white wines in consumers’ minds. We have selected our favourite Rieslings for you but there is so much more to discover! If you enjoy white Burgundy, don’t miss out on trying one of the Chardonnays. Weissburgunder is Germany’s answer to Pinot Blanc, and we are particularly delighted and excited by the Gutedel of Weingut Ziereisen which offers tremendous value for money.