Mosel Wine

The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, now called simply the Mosel, is the best-known wine-producing region in Germany. It is legendary for its Rieslings -- there is nothing quite like them in the world.

Most of the vineyards in this region are on extremely steep slopes, some as high as 70 degrees. The combination between the very cool growing climate and the excellent exposure of these sloping vineyards produces wines that retain their delicacy and razor-like acidity, even when harvested late. Though about 15% (and rising) of the wines produced are dry, the tendency in the Mosel has been to balance this intense acidity with a bit of residual sugar.

The Mosel can be divided into the Lower Mosel, the Middle Mosel, and the Saar and Ruwer. The Lower Mosel has the most unforgivingly sloping vineyards and the greatest percentage of Riesling vines. Here, blue Devonian slate, red slate, and quartzite give the wines their distinctive minerality. The Middle Mosel has the greatest number of top vineyards. The Saar and Ruwer Read more »

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  • Dornfelder

    History of the grape: Dornfelder was created in 1955 by German oenologist August Herold at the Weinsberg wine institu...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Burger Grape

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  • St. Urbans-Hof

    Although vineyards had belonged to the Weis family for centuries, Nicolaus Weis (vintage 1905,...

  • Selbach-Oster

    At Weingut Selbach-Oster we can trace wine-growing in the family back to the year 1660. We gro...

  • Kerpen

    Wine growing has been in our family for eight generations or almost 250 years. Over this period, ...

  • J&H Selbach Weinkellerei

    In our family, two businesses are under one roof: One is our prestigious “Weingut “, or, “Domaine...

  • Graff Family Vineyards

    The grapes for these wines come from the small Graff and Antle vineyards on the Chalone Bench wit...

  • Weingut Egon Müller-scharzhof

    “The quality of a wine is 100% made in the vineyard. In the cellar it is not possible to arrive e...

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Mosel on Snooth

  • Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel 2013

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    Wine review by KCarnold23


  • Den Hoed Andreas Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Blackberry and tobacco flavors in a full-bodied wine. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Clean Slate Riesling 2014

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    Wine review by Tlparadise


  • Selbach Incline 2014

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    A ton of clean fruit flavors, leaning toward green apple and white citrus. The mineral notes kick in towards the finish to keep it fresh and vibrant. An excellent effort!92 points Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • Nik Weis Selection Riesling Urban 2014

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    Not too sweet. Not too dry. Read More

    Wine review by nefertiti1970


  • Michael Von Prittwitz Piesporter Treppchen Riesling Spätlese 1990

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    Golden straw color in the glass. Very floral/fruity noseorange blossoms/stone fruit. Big hit of apricot on the tip of the tongue. Very noticeable RS, but excellent acid makes this wine very enjoyable and refreshing. VERY LENGTHY finish. Oldest Riesling Ive ever tried. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Doctor Loosen Urziger Wurgarten Spatlese 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Ulrich Langguth Riesling 2006

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    Wine review by msnazemi


  • Rimmerman's bombast has been known to turn off more than a few readers, but ... Europe - even more than the Mosel or Rioja, two areas known for a large quantity of serious quality for very little $.I scour Beaujolais several times per year and I often find emerging talent drawn to this quite large landscape by lower land cost and an open book o... Read More

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  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011

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    This reliable Mosel has interesting gasoline and citrus notes on the nose, a beautiful, clear lemon-lime colour and warm, slightly off-dry baked apple or even apple cider on the palate. There is even a toasted coconut element - which is intriguing and not out of place. Delicious and recommended - especially at this price. Will age another sev... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I recently tasted the products of Schlackamp-Desoye;are the available in the U.S. ?

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  • Very good wine, I loved the hint of fruit. Yum Yum

    Comment by 727332Wine for us 727332 Wine for us


  • There is not just Loosen on the Mosel (Saar-Ruwer)! Loosen has pretty good wines but there are undiscovered and underappreciated wineries on the Mosel-Saar and Ruwer which I would love to see get tasted here! Unfortunately wineries are discovered with a very narrow flashlight. I wish somebody would make the light on in the cellar so we see all t...

    Comment by 269550winelover12345 269550 winelover12345


  • I have a bottle of traben-trarbach-wolfer 1976. Is it drinkable?

    Comment by 648025BaronVonBaron 648025 BaronVonBaron


  • I HAVE A 1989ER MERLER SETTGARTEN. USAF JUDGE ADVOCATE WINE BOOTLE. ITS BOTTLED BY MOSEL SAAR RUWER 750 ML. ANYYBODY HAVE INFO ABOUT THIS BOTTLE. CAN SEND PIX IF NECESSARY. THANKS, RAY

    Comment by 518454AFJAG52 518454 AFJAG52


  • Trying to locate a place to purchase either Fritz Zimmer 2008 Reisling Spatlese (German Wine) or Late Harvest Peter Brum sopatlese white wine. We are located in Kansas. Any help would be appreciated.

    Comment by 490162Dwh1358746 490162 Dwh1358746


  • Yum yum the nicest wine ive ever tasted

    Comment by 442289SiobhanRyan 442289 SiobhanRyan


  • The riesling - Straw yellow color. Flint, nectarine, and grapefruit aromas follow through to a tangy light-to-medium body of green apple and peach flavors with a crisp apple pectin fade.

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  • I had this wine on a cruise in 2008 and it was and still is the best Riesling I've ever tasted. And the bouquet will leave an impression for a long time. Everyone at our table loved it and we came home and started trying to track it down. It's very hard to find. We ordered a case through a distributor in New Jersey, but can't find it anywher...

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