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3 Easy Drinking Grape Varieties for this Summer
作者:    发布于:2015-10-22 17:01:01    文字:【】【】【


That’s right, these grapes are to wine what Bobby McFerren is to music. Easy on the senses, smooth and fruity. For those hot summer days that require something more subtle in texture so not to knock you out of your socks while the sun is already hammering down on your head.
炎炎夏日,酷暑将临,这时候需要给你的味蕾一些刺激,让你身心都舒爽凉快。当喝下以下三种葡萄品种酿制的葡萄酒时,柔顺圆润的酒体和微微刺激的酸甜果香,就像Bobby McFerren的音乐,绝对能让人感受到如同烈日当头时,脱掉厚重的束缚置身于清凉的海边,或者在阴凉的树荫之下乘凉的舒爽感。


Bacchus   巴克斯
The Bacchus grape variety was developed in 1933 at the Institute for Grape Breeding Geilweilerhof, Germany and since 1972 is officially licensed as a German grape variety. It is essentially a cross breed of Müller Thurgau, Riesling and Silvaner Grapes. Although also found in England and Switzerland, it is mainly grown in the German wine regions of Franconia and Rhine-Hessen. Bacchus has a short ripening period but develops high sugar levels nonetheless. It prefers relatively cool, dry climates and will not thrive on spongey soils or humid conditions. Ideal for Germany. In fact, it is quiet sensitive to the sun and will burn up like a German beach tourist at the C?te d’Azur if exposed to it excessively. The Bacchus grape makes up for less that 2000ha vineyards in Germany and is, thereby, not very well known amongst the casual wine drinker. Due to its low acidity, it is often mixed with other grape varieties such as Müller Thurgau. But, there are some outstanding pure wines that are made from the grape that is named after the Roman God of wine.
葡萄品种-巴克斯。是1933年,格维尔霍夫培植实验室培育出的新葡萄品种,在1972年被德国官方收录成为德国正式的酿酒葡萄品种。它由米勒托高,雷司令和席瓦娜三个葡萄品种杂交而成。在英国及瑞士也有部分种植,但是绝大部分还是在德国法兰肯产区和莱茵黑森产区被种植。巴克斯葡萄成长周期短,糖分高。喜欢相对干燥阴凉的气候,不适宜于潮湿的土壤条件。因此非常适合在德国种植。事实上巴克斯对阳光非常敏感,如果让它在过度暴露在大太阳底下,非常容易被烧枯。巴克斯葡萄在德国的种植还不到2000公顷,是相对小众的葡萄品种,并不被所有的葡萄酒爱好者熟知。由于他的酸度较低,也经常和其它葡萄混酿葡萄酒,例如和米勒托高。但是这绝对是一种非常优秀的葡萄品种,甚至用了罗马的酒神之名给它命名。

Müller Thurgau  米勒托高
Speaking of Müller Thurgau, this grape will take the second place on this list. Every German university student at one point or another has sat by the river or in the park drinking bottle of this infamous grape variety. Granted, those money scraping know-it-alls are probably not sipping on anything fancy from the fine wine store but it does illustrate my point, which is that the Müller Thurgau is one of the most common grape varieties in Germany and makes up a good 30% of vineyard area in the Franconia region alone. It makes for a mild yet fruity wine and should be enjoyed young because it tends to lose some of its aromas during the aging process.
说起米勒?托高这个品种,获得夏日最值得推荐葡萄品种亚军绝对是名至实归的。德国的大学生们,如果去公园或河边野营野餐几乎都会带上一瓶米勒?托高葡萄酒。不过在一些高不可攀的葡萄酒精品店中可能找不到它的踪影。米勒?托高可以说是德国最常见的葡萄品种之一,在法兰肯产区,有超过30%的土地种植这种葡萄。这种温和圆润的葡萄酒适合在它年轻时饮用,因为放置时间过长,会损失掉他的香气。


Weissburgunder  白皮诺
Last but certainly not least I would have to go with the Wei?burgunder or, as some of you may already know it, the Pinot Blanc. Where it is too hot for Riesling and Bacchus that is where the Wei?burgunder thrives. It only makes up about 3% of the total German vineyard area but that would probably be mostly due to the lack of hot regions in Germany. These grapes make for fruity, refreshing wines with a high acidity and low alcohol levels.
One last thing worth mentioning. The Vinofiles among you might cringe reading this but in Germany it is common practice to mix white wines with carbonated water. It is called “Weinschorle” and is mainly drunk in the summer time. I have always criticized that in German restaurants you have to order water separately, whereas in other countries you just constantly get a complementary refill of ice cold water. I think the reason behind this is that, especially the generation of my parents, Germans don’t even consider non-carbonated water as drinking water even though we get perfectly drinkable tab water everywhere. It is this love affair with soda water that made it only a matter of time that we try to mix it, first with juices then, inevitably, with wine. And I have to tell you, even if you are a purist, I think we are really on to something!
最后一种不得不提的品种是白皮诺。它在德国两种叫法,Wei?burgunder 或者the Pinot Blanc。对于雷司令和巴克斯来说太热的地方,正式最适合白皮诺生长的地方。它只占了德国葡萄种植面积的3%,但是德国本身就不是一个温暖的地方,因此非常适宜种植白皮诺。白皮诺果味浓郁,清爽怡人,有着优秀的水果酸味和不高的酒精度。值得一提的是,在德国有种喝法被称之为“Weinschorle”,就是将白皮诺白葡萄酒和苏打水混合,也许你可能接受不了这种喝法,但是在德国相当普遍,而且这种方法非常适合夏天饮用。
在德国的餐厅,我一直不满意冰水需要客人自己一杯一杯的叫,而不是像其他国家一样会有服务员不停地上前,主动帮你添加。我认为其中人重要的一个原因面试因为老一辈的德国人,尤其是像我父母辈的,他们根本不将非气泡苏打水视为饮用水,即使现在的水都可直接饮用。真是对于苏打水的喜爱,所以在将苏打水与果汁等饮料混合后,现在轮到葡萄酒了。所以我不得不捉,尽管你可能是一位葡萄酒纯饮派,我发接受将葡萄酒混着喝。但是这种喝法的确让人惊喜。

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