Percent slope of the steepest vineyards in Germany.  The German word for vineyard is weinberg, literally “wine hill” and many of the country’s best vineyards are on slopes.  Germany’s vineyards are the most precisely sited in the world, and the best are planted on south-, west-, or east-facing slopes to catch the light and warmth of every available sunbeam.  If all goes well during the growing season, the grapes like riesling will have just crested into ripeness, yet still be brimming with acidity.

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