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Types of German White Wines

When individuals think of wine, they tend to relate it to regions such as Napa Valley in California or Tuscany in Italy. Although both of these areas are high producers of various types of wine, there are other regions which produce a fair amount of wine as well. One such area is the country of Germany. German wine varies in type and taste which provides quite a bit of options for wine drinkers who favor this regional wine. The following will detail some German white wines which are quite popular not only in Germany but around the world.

Gewurztraminer

One of the more popular German white wines is Gewurztraminer. This wine can be either dry or sweet yet tends to lean more on the sweetness side. This is a type of wine which gets better with age even though it can be drank shortly after production. Gewurztraminer goes nicely with various foods such as Asian and grilled entrees. This is a great wine to choose when sitting out on the deck on a sunny afternoon.

Riesling

Another type of sweet white wine is Riesling. Riesling is the result of grapes which ripen later than ones involved in making some other German wines. This white German wine can be made in both a sweet and dry variety but producers tend to make most of the wine in a sweet version. Riesling is a white wine that goes well with Asian foods, seafood entrées and a variety of desserts.

Silvaner

Silvaner is a full-bodied white German wine produced by grapes of the same name. This type of wine is perfect for drinking with a variety of meals as it has a low acidity aspect to it. This type of wine should not be let to age too long and is best opened when it is young.

Muller-Thurgau

This popular German white wine is similar to Riesling with regard to popularity. Being the most widely produced grape in Germany, Muller-Thurgau wine is a force to be reckoned with in the wine country of Germany. This wine is flowery in taste and not as acidic in nature as Riesling might be. The overall qualities of Muller-Thurgau make it an easily drinkable and quite enjoyable type of wine.

Conclusion

German white wines are quite popular in the country and around the world. They are best suited for individuals who may prefer a sweeter and less dry type of wine. In general, they are easy to drink and can be paired with a variety of foods. If one is looking for a pleasing white wine, choosing from amongst the various German white wines is sure to yield a positive result.

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