About Flavored Wine from Germany

About Flavored Wine from Germany
Ranked as tenth in terms of overall production, Germany has become synonymous with great Riesling. There are numerous styles form very dry to extremely sweet and what makes German Riesling so special is the structure to allow for aging, from seven to ten years for the finest dry versions to three or four decade for the richest dessert wine. The best examples are planted on steep slopes along the Rhine and Moselle rivers; they display a great sense of place along with a distinct minerality. While Riesling is the best wine from Germany, other white varieties such as Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Sauvignon Blanc are performing well in Germany's cool climate. The same is true for Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir), which in the best examples, have the complexity and richness of a fine red Burgundy. Most people are surprised to know that Germany is the world's leading producer of sparking wine. While much of this is inexpensive sparkling wine destined for supermarkets, there are dozens of producers who make classic methods bubblies from some of their finest Riesling Chardonnay and Weissburgunder grapes.

Top Picks for Germany

Flavored Wine

Giambellino  Peach Bellini Germany
92 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Cloudy apricot color. Aromas of peach custard and sorbet with a sweet full body and a long candied lime and honeyed peaches finish. A superb peach Bellini that delights and satisfies with its rich natural flavor.
92 points $5.99 Best Buy
Belmonti NV Peach Bellini Germany
92 points
$5.89
Best Buy
Silvery amber color. Sweet aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit cooler, peach pie, and candied mango with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with suggestions of grapefruit zest and summer nectarine with no oak flavor. A juicy and delicious flavored wine to liven up brunch; Belinis in a flash!
92 points $5.89 Best Buy
Bianco Nobile NV alla Vaniglia Germany
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Light golden straw color. Curious aromas of marshmallow, cotton candy, circus peanut, candied apple, and boston creme pie with a glycerous, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree lemon meringue cookies finish. A sweet wine with fun flavors.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Nero Nobile NV allEspresso Germany
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark brick red color. Aromas of salted caramel latte, caramel corn, and frappucino with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a medium-length coffee Nips candy finish with soft tannins. Coffee lovers will joyfully imbibe this crushable, roasty treat.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Rosso Nobile NV al Cioccolata Germany
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright dark ruby color. Aromas of chocolate ganache, custard, and donuts with a glycerous, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, amusing, breezy blackberries, prune, brownie batter, and caramel frosting finish with soft tannins. A pastry-like flavored wine; sweet and delicious.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Petit Coconut NV
86 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Opaque creamy ivory color. Aromas of coconut cream and white chocolate cookie with a creamy, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy buttermilk pie, coconut macaroon, vanilla yogurt, and white pepper finish. A fruity, tangy, creamy treat.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Fruity Haze NV Blackberry Merlot
85 points
$3.99
Best Buy
Light ruby color. Aromas of cranberry and black cherry Jell-O with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, sweet light body and a silky, breezy hints of sweet cinnamon and cran-raspberry juice finish with no oak flavor. A berry-flavored spritzer that offers bubbly fun in a glass.
85 points $3.99 Best Buy
Fruity Haze NV Raspberry Zinfandel Rosé
85 points
$3.99
Best Buy
Pale light siam color. Aromas of strawberry glaze, hints of eucalyptus, and blood orange with a supple, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp cherry jam and orange juice finish with no oak flavor. A juicy-sweet quaffer for your inner child.
85 points $3.99 Best Buy