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The signature character of German wines – a fresh, fruity acidity – comes from the region’s cool climate. It’s one of the most northern points in Europe where grapes are grown, setting it apart from other major wine-producing regions in several ways:
• Less sunshine during the growing season
• Heavy summer rain
• Lower monthly temperatures
• Shorter growing season
Germany is the sixth largest wine producer in the world. Most of the grapes grown in Germany (64%) are white, led by Riesling. Germany’s most common red grape is Spätburgunder, also known as Pinot Noir.