Germany is known mostly for white wines. Germany produces the loveliest, lightest, most delicate white wines in the world. Low in alcohol and exquisitely balanced, they are wines of charm and subtle nuances. The wines grown in Germany are extremely diverse, although they bear a family resemblance and include most notably, the Riesling. German red wines are refreshing, often light, and show more of a fruity than tannic acidity. They are a specialty, usually consumed where they are grown — little is exported.