With less than one tenth of the vineyard surface of Spain, France or Italy, Germany is the 8th largest wine producer in the world and while primarily a white wine country, red wine production is on the rise.
Riesling is the most widely planted white grape and it produces aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration. Spätburgunder, the domestic name for Pinot Noir, is the most common red grape.
Piesporter, Schmitt Sohne
Piesporter Michelsberg QbA is a beautifully fragrant, medium-bodied wine with upfront fruit that continues to develop on the palate. Made from Riesling and Müller-Thurgau grapes, hints of peaches and green apples are balanced perfectly with crisp acidity to provide a clean and fresh finish. Light enough to enjoy as an aperitif or enjoy with meat and seafood dishes.Learn More£7.00
Gluhwein Mulled Wine, Schmitt Sohne, Litre Bottle
As the cold nights draw in, nothing beats a hot glass of spiced wine by the fire. German Glühwein is a delicious blend of red wine and spices, very similar to mulled wine. Red wine is infused with a unique blend of spices and fruit like cinnamon, cloves, oranges, lemons and then a dash of sugar is added.
Schmitt Söhne is a family owned winery with nearly 100 years experience. Their Glühwein is ready to drink, requiring only gentle heating before serving to achieve a cheerful warm glow and bonhomie. It is really popular drink in winter in Bavaria around the festive Christmas period, the combination of wine and spices ensures a warm and cheerful experience when shopping or out walking and is traditionally served with iced ginger biscuits.Learn More