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_362361Bottle Size: 750mlThe Rose by Kruger-Rumpf is made entirely of Pinot Noir by brothers Georg and Philipp Rumpf in the Nahe. The baby pink-hued rose greets you with a bouquet of white flowers, followed by a scent of Ruby Red Grapefruit. It is dry and piquant with a grand-finale, show-stopping taste of cranberry. Even at a mere 12% abv, this eerily reminds you of a Cape Cod cocktail, and somehow, someway, mysteriously evaporates from the glass.
- Item #: i_342382Bottle Size: 750mlThis is a superb Pinot Noir-based dry rose from the Ahr region of Germany. On the nose you find a wonderful combination of fresh berries, herbs and citrus. In the mouth the fresh berries come to the forefront followed by a trace of lemony citrus. With a hint of minerality on the lingering finish this wine is perfect as either an aperitif or served with chicken, fish and seafood.
Wine making along the Ahr was founded by the Romans more than 1,000-years-ago. Historic records give evidence for cultivation from the year 770. Since the 13th century the region has been renowned for the cultivation of red varieties. This tradition has been continued, with an emphasis on growing Pinot Noir since the 18th century.
As a fifth generation family estate, a passion for wine is at the core of Mayer-Nakel Winery. Today’s wine estate was established by the marriage of Paula Meyer and Willibald Näkel. Although Willibald Näkel only cultivated 1.5 hectares of vines he was already a pioneer for the then rather unusual dry red wines from the Ahr valley. Today’s 15 hectares estate is managed by his son Werner Näkel, Werner's wife, Claudia, and their daughters Meike and Dorte.
- Item #: i_342381Bottle Size: 750mlThis pale, gorgeous, aromatic, Pinot Noir-based (Spatburgunder) dry rose from dry wine specialist Wagner-Stempel is as dry as the roses from the south of France, yet offers more flavor and mouthfeel than some. The nose and palate feature cherry, plum, red currant, raspberry and cassis leading to an elegant, totally dry finish. The Wagner-Stempel estate dates back to 1845. They farm their 20 hectares of vineyards organically and have been certified since 2011.