After beer, wine is the most famous alcoholic drink in Germany. In the last few years, however, wine consumption in Germany has shown new trends that have an effect on the type of wine marketed, and, consequently, on imports. German consumers’ increasing attention to quality, the origin and production techniques, as well as to health and the environment, have on one hand given rise to the phenomenon of “premiumization” of the wine market and on the other, favoured good quality regional and organic wines entering the German market.
For us the German market has always been the top country for exports, in terms of both quantity and value. The main denominations requested are generic white wines and reds for the production of gluhwein, cold-fermented for sparkling and quality wines, mainly Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Primitivo and Sangiovese. At the client’s discretion, dry wines or with a sugar residue up to 50 g/l sugars.
Recently, we have found an increase in demand for organic wines.