Germany is one of the northernmost wine producing countries.
To overcome the climate challenge they have developed an impressive wine culture - focused first on the steep slopes by the major rivers, and on varieties that can grow well in that climate - Riesling, Pinot, Sylvaner, and some new gems like Dornfelder.
Riesling and Pinot are the uncontested giants here - and world class.
Grauschiefer Trocken Weingut Phillips-EcksteinA dry Riesling from the steep slate vineyards around Graach. A dash of lemon on hot slate.
Bernkastel-Kueser Kardinalsberg Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Weingut Anton ZimmermannA really good, mature, half-dry Riesling.
Prälat Riesling "Alte Reben" Spätlese SchmitgesBeautifully mature Mosel Riesling