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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.

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.

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。

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