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Germany 2006: Drink soon

Looks like a classic vintage for those who waited before picking but those who didn’t produced dilute wines.

Weather Conditions

Spring flowering came early in Germany , followed by a warm June and hot July. But a cold, wet August slowed ripening and kept acidity high. All that said, the generally warm weather – especially in the northerly regions of Nahe, Rheingau and the Mosel -led to earlier and shorter harvest times, punctuated with rainfall. Volumes were down.

Best Appellations

Pfalz, Franconia

Best Producers

Basserman-Jordan, Bürklin-Wolf, Horst Sauer