The Palatinate wine region is home to 45 white and 22 red grape varieties. A total of 1800 hours of sunshine per year provide an ideal Mediterranean climate as well as a perfect terroir for Riesling, Burgunder, Spätburgunder, and Dornfelder wines.
The Riesling is a classic, award-winning wine and considered the “king of the white wines.” Especially here in the Palatinate region, people hold fast to the motto “Riesling is not just Riesling!” Its complex maturation processes as well as its variegated exotic and acidic aroma profiles make every time you enjoy a Riesling an unforgettable experience. Wine lovers can expect to indulge in a fruit cocktail of green apple, grapefruit, peach, passion fruit, and green grass.
The Riesling is a classic, award-winning wine.
This wine, also referred to as “Pinot Blanc”, is a multifaceted culinary companion. Thanks to the region’s ideal soil conditions, the Weißburgunder grape covers 3.5 percent of the cultivated area. This grape variety is characterized by an aromatic blend of pineapple, lemon, green banana, hay and flower. The Grauburgunder and Chardonnay are related types of wine.
Weißburgunder, also referred to as “Pinot Blanc”
The Grauburgunder, also known as “Pinot Gris”, is an excellent accompaniment to roast dishes. This grape variety, which is pleasantly low in acidity, accounts for about 4 percent of the cultivated area in the Palatinate. Nuances of yellow pear, apricot, honeydew, almond, and walnut create the wine’s characteristic taste.
Grauburgunder, also known as “Pinot Gris”
Although the Spätburgunder covers only 7 % of the overall acreage, its importance on the wine market has been growing steadily. Thanks to its long aging in the barrel, the wine impresses with its distinct bouquet. The Spätburgunder, also referred to as “Pinot Noir”, regularly ranks high in wine contests. Its aromatic composition comprises a blend of red berries including strawberry, cherry, and raspberry in combination with aromatic nuances ranging from subtle hints of rosemary and pepper to notes of clove, cinnamon, vanilla, almond, and hazelnut.
Spätburgunder, also referred to as “Pinot Noir”