Grape variety, internationally grown and famous for its intensive, aromatic wines. Typically shows aromes of roses and lychee.


German synonym for internationally known Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio.

Grosses Gewäches (First / Great Growth)

A quality level in all German wine regions excluding the Rheingau, where it is named “Erstes Gewäches”. A “Grosses Gewäches” wine must have been grown in certified vineyards and can only be produced by a VDP member winery. Always vinified dry, red wines may not be released before 1st of September two years after the vintage, white wines not before 1st of September of the following year. In each wine region, there are only a few grape varieties permitted for producing “Grosses Gewäches” wines.