The Wines of Germany 101
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Riesling Trocken and Halbtrocken
Trocken, the dry wines of Germany, are all the rage today. In truth they are often a bit alcoholic and monolithic in their youth for my palate. There are exciting examples being produced but they are both expensive and really benefit from extended cellaring. Halbtrocken, or half dry wines are more to my palate. With enough sugar to lend the wines some fruity roundness, and to cover the often cutting acids of Riesling, they tend to bring together the best of the sweeter and dry style of wines in one package.