Perhaps no wine region has benefited more than Germany from the recent climate-warming trend. Most of the past 10 vintages have produced rich, ripe Rieslings rather than the sleeker and crisper whites more typical of the country; these northern vineyards that before struggled to harvest grapes with enough maturity have witnessed a stylistic shift to bigger, more opulent wines.
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