While German wine has been enjoyed in Germany for decades, it has also become increasingly popular internationally in recent years. Among enthusiasts, Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which 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. White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total German wine production of around 9 million hectolitres annually. Red wine production also surged since the early 2000s, primarily fuelled by domestic demand. For the red wines try Spätburgunder, the domestic name for Pinot Noir.
Bend in the River, Dry Riesling 2009
The aroma is that of lively lemon and lime zest, with softer herbal notes throughout. Bright in color, the clear, golden straw hue of this Riesling is a visual accompaniment to a crunchy green apple and grapefruit taste. It is ripe and juicy with a dry yet fresh finish.
Black Tower Rivaner 2009
This delicously smooth Rivaner white wine is full of fresh pineapple and lime fruit flavours. Wonderfully easy to drink.
Bend in the River Merlot 2007
This Merlot is smooth and velvety with wonderful aromas of dark berries and plums, and a hint of spice and vanilla.
Black Tower Pinot Grigio
Black Tower Pinot Grigio has the typical spicy character of Pinot Grigio and expressive fruit. Full of flavour and with a warm finish.
This wine is a perfect match for dishes with mushrooms such as wild mushroom risotto or rocket salad with pears and walnuts.