Is there a German wine for Oktoberfest?
When it comes to German wines, Riesling is king as far as many American consumers are concerned, and with good reason –– generally sweet but available in a range of levels of sweetness, Riesling pairs particularly well with savory foods such as bratwurst, making it the ideal Oktoberfest wine.
What is a good sweet German wine?
Traditionally a sweet wine with citrus and stone fruit flavors, Rieslings can be some of the sweetest wines in the world. But dry Rieslings are now more widely produced due to diversifying taste demands. The finest Rieslings come from the Mosel or Rhinegau regions.
What wine goes with Oktoberfest?
Red varieties including Dornfelder, Portugieser and Spatburgender make up about 30% of the plantings. White varieties of Riesling, Silvaner and Grauburgunder dominate. The best vineyards are in an area of steep sloping vineyards around Nierstein and produce some of the most full-bodied Rieslings in all of Germany.
What is a German white wine?
When it comes to white German wines, Riesling leads the pack. Riesling is doubtlessly Germany’s most celebrated grape variety and accounts for well over half of all vineyard area in the Rheingau, the Mosel, and Mittelrhein. Germany has a robust array of grapes that can satisfy the tastes of all white wine lovers.
What is sweet wine called in German?
Süss is the German word for “sweet” and it is the category for all wines that cannot be considered trocken or halbtrocken. Sometimes, the term “liebliche” (/lēp-lish-ǝ/) is used if the wine has no more than 45 g/L of residual sugar. If a German wine label does not say trocken or halbtrocken, you can bet it is süss.
Why do German wines have dr?
It’s not a Riesling thing, but it is a German thing. You’ll find plenty of German wine producers with the “Dr.” title. According to legend, a 14th-century archbishop was gravely ill until he drank wine made from that vineyard. It got the name “Doktor” for its curative powers.