J. Leitz Riesling “Dragonstone” 2014, Rheingau ($17.99) From one of the region’s top producers, this fun, fruit-forward riesling has become incredibly popular since its first vintage in 2002. It is slightly off dry with a dash of residual sugar that is balanced by great orange-citrus aromas and a refreshing acidity.
J. Leitz Pinot Noir Rose 2015, Rheingau ($16.99) Also known as “spatburgunder,” pinot noir grown in Germany, with its light, red fruit aromatics, makes a great rose for the summer. The fresh fruit, minerality, and its light body makes a perfect BBQ or picnic wine.
Heger Pinot Blanc 2014, Baden ($21.99) From a region just east of the French border and in one of Germany’s warmest growing regions, Heger focuses on the so-called Alsatian varietals. This medium-bodied pinot blanc is completely dry and has classic melon, cantaloupe aromas with crisp, fresh acidity.