During the sweltering summer of 2003, temperatures across Europe routinely exceeded 100° F. But in Germany's northernmost winegrowing regions, the Riesling grape survived the onslaught of heat and delivered some of the most precocious and opulent whites since the classic 1976 vintage.
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