The Heat Is On

Despite hotter weather, Germany’s 2019 vintage delivered balanced, intense Rieslings

The Heat Is On
Barbara and Johannes Selbach made a range of outstanding Rieslings in 2019. (Jens Lübkemann)
From the Nov 30, 2021, issue

Despite hotter growing seasons due to climate change, the quality of Germany's wines has never been better or more consistent. While the style of the wines is changing, and there's greater uncertainty whether a vintage will have the right conditions to produce the country's exquisite dessert wines, the 2019 vintage shows vintners are adapting well and are on the right course, delivering intense and balanced Rieslings. Get the full report, plus senior editor Bruce Sanderson's scores and tasting notes for top wines and values.

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