Germany 2019 – even better than 2018?

Keller Schubertslay harvest 6 Oct 2019

Michael wonders whether 2019 isn't the vintage of the century in Germany. See also this guide to our still-growing coverage of Germany's 2020 releases. Klaus Peter Keller took this picture of the harvest in Piesporter Schubertslay in the Mosel on 6 October 2019.

Better than 2018? Not in terms of quantity, is the short answer. As suntan lotion for grapes has not yet been perfected, a not insignificant amount of fruit fell victim to some excessively hot days in July when temperatures soared to 40 °C (104 °F) in places, in the shade that is, so probably over 60 °C...