Liebfraumilch or all about wine with Mary

via Dawid Lipiec

Germany is a country that produces primarily wines white, fresh, light wines that are characterised by a high degree of flavour harmony, low alcohol content and an extremely rich aroma. The country offers a wide range of wines and stands out in the arena of international producers of this beverage. Germany offers its customers sweet and crisp wines. Most of them are intended for local sale and only a few are intended for export, among them the Maryjka wine.

What are the characteristics of Maryjka wine?

Maryjka wine is a German product characterised by its dark blue bottle with a label featuring an image of Mary with a baby. The original name is Liebfraumilch, meaning milk of the beloved lady. The wine is also often found under the name Blue Nun, or blue nun. Although known for a very long time, Mary wine is only now experiencing the peak of its popularity.

Where does Maryjka wine come from and what is its history?

The original Maryjka wine has been produced since the 17th century, in the Rheinhessen region, which is located in Germany. It owes its name to the nearby Liebfrauenkirche church.

Maryjka wine, in its original form, was produced exclusively from the riesling grape. It was best wine in that region, it was also appreciated at the English court. The wine owed its popularity to the fact that it was fresh, fruity and elegant, and was considered by many people to be the best representative of German vineyards. Today, these wines are still recognised as quality wines, and Lieberfraumilch is not just one type of wine, but a whole category.


Maryjka wine is not a Mass wine, whereas it is from the same varietals that it is produced.

What does Marian wine taste like?

Maryjka wine can be sweet or semi-sweet. It is delicate in taste, refreshing and fresh. It has a light yellow colour. The aromas of citrus and apples, pineapple, mango, honey and peach can be perceived in this drink. It is the perfect wine right in the summer, they can also be served with homemade, fruity desserts.

Where to buy Maryjka wine and what is its price?

Maryjka wine is available in virtually every shop that sells alcohol. Wine this beckons you to buy mainly with its beautiful cobalt bottle, which stands out from other drinks. The prices of this wine are not exorbitant. The cost is usually twenty-something zlotys, sometimes you can find promotions and buy it at a really good price, in a 1.5-litre bottle. Maryjka wine does not have a high alcohol content; it is around ten per cent. It is best served chilled, with ice cubes and with the addition of mineral water. It is ideal for summer evening gatherings with friends.

German wines - what is worth knowing about them?

Germany, our closest neighbour, is mainly associated with beer. Few people know that the country also produces quality wine. Worms, Spira and Koblenz are famous for their wine cult and wine-drinking culture. At the moment, Germany is the fourth largest wine producer in Europe.

Due to the rather cool climate, mainly white wines are produced here, although the predominance of white wines over red wines is decreasing significantly. This is mainly due to climate change and warming.

German wines have two main characteristics. The first is varietality. Each label bears the name of the variety from which it was produced. This makes purchasing much easier. The second characteristic is a specific quality classification system. It is based on the sugar content of the grape must. The sweeter it is, the better and more expensive wines can be made from it.

As for the history of German winemaking itself, it is very long. The first vines were planted by the ancient Romans, more than two thousand years ago. Later, medieval German monks took care of the grape varieties.

Classification of German wines

The lowest quality are table wines, which are not tested by laboratory and organoleptic tests. They account for about four per cent of the total production. The remaining German wines are already qualitative. Each of them undergoes laboratory tests and they are also tasted by a selection committee, which assigns them a special A.P.Nr.

German wines are also classified in terms of their residual sugar level. Information can be found on the label. A distinction is made between dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines. Dry wines can be divided into classic and selected wines.

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