German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine production is situated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where 6 of the 13 regions (Anbaugebiete) are situated. Germany as the eighth largest wine-producing country in the world. White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total production. Among enthusiasts, Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration.
- Item #: i_331143Bottle Size: 750mlThe velvety texture is offset by ample minerality midpalate in this well-knit, zesty version. Geranium notes extend, meeting apple and lime flavors that linger on the well-defined finish.
Why it's of note: Hans Wirsching is one of the largest family-owned wineries in Germany, with over 200 acres of vineyards, but they are still committed to high-quality wines. The winery focuses primarily on Silvaner, which is the most important variety in Franken, where they are located. This version shows the beautiful texture that great Silvaner is known for. Try it with crudo or sushi.
- Item #: i_331138Bottle Size: 750mlWINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS An elderflower aroma draws you into this silky white, offering flavors of ruby grapefruit, blood orange and nectarine. Rose petal hints add to the complexity of the mineral-infused finish. Drink now through 2023. 375 cases made, 125 cases imported. — AZ
Hans Wirsching's lovely dry Scheurebe comes from the Iphofer region of Franken. Bottled in the old fashioned bochsbeutel.