WINE SCHOOL 10 - 16 May 2021

REGION: Germany > Pfalz

Sunny and warm, the Pfalz in southern Germany is home to a great diversity of soils and grape varieties. In the last couple of decades it has seen much investment and innovation in winemaking and is an exciting region to follow for wine lovers.

Key red grapes: Dornfelder, Portugieser, Spätburgunder
Key white grapes: Müller-Thurgau, Riesling, Kerner, Silvaner, Scheurebe


GRAPE: Scheurebe

Scheurebe was created in Germany in the early 20th century by crossing Riesling with another as yet unidentified variety. It is a high yielding variety that ripens reliably in cooler climate regions. Although slightly less acidic than Riesling, carefully nurtured Scheurebe can be aromatic (blackcurrants, pink grapefruit, honeysuckle) and age worthy.

It is sometimes used to make sparkling wines and consistently good sweet botrytised and Eisweins.

Synonyms: Sämling 88 (Austria)

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