Regent is a dark-skinned grape variety with a rich flavour profile. It is widely grown in Germany but also Switzerland and England.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Regent grapes are deep purple, almost black in color. Aromas of black currant, raspberry, cassis and spice are common. It exhibits a medium tannin structure and a medium to high acidity, making it a full-bodied and robust wine.

Fresh Regent grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Regent is primarily grown in Germany, although it also has some presence in other parts of Europe. In Germany, it is found in the Rheinhessen, Palatinate and Baden region and is known for producing dry, robust and full bodied red wines. Regent is an early ripening and winter-hardy vine. It has a very good resistance to downy mildew, powdery mildews and to botrytis bunch rot. In the winery, winemakers can use a variety of techniques to bring out the best in Regent grapes. These include cold maceration and barrel ageing. In Germany, the wines tend to be fruity, spicy and full-bodied but also ligher and more approachable styles are produced. Regent wines pair well with a variety of dishes, including red meats, game and hearty stews. They also pair well with cheeses, especially those with a strong flavour.

Foods to pair with Regent:

Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Regent
Regent is often used as a blending grape in Germany, where it is blended with other varieties such as Dornfelder, Portugieser and Spatburgunder.

Top Wines with Regent

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