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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Varietals Produced in Mosel View all

  • Burger Grape

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Mosel View all

  • Moselland

    It is a vital to us that we have control over producing our own grapes. From grape to finished wi...

  • Markus Molitor

    The Markus Molitor winery currently holds 38 hectares of vineyard, of which 4,5 hectares are in t...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • Weingut Eifel Pfeiffer

    Wine-estate EIFEL-PFEIFFER is an old-established and family-run wine-estate in Trittenheim on the...

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Mosel on Snooth

  • Classified growth claret and tete de cuvee champers from the major houses would ... Maybe still some Rhein & Mosel whites, though those were more popular in the previous century.  How about cocktails?Are you writing fiction, or non-fiction? And what class/type of individuals, conservative or avant-garde, upper crust or hoi pollo Read More

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  • Urban Riesling Mosel 2016

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    Steely lemon and green apple aromas. A hint of sweet apple spice greets the palate with a sharp minerality washing through to clean the palate, leaving behind dried apricot, green apple and peach fruit flavors and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Weingut Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Sommerpalais Riesling 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Weingut Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel 2015

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    Wine review by SoltaSalle


  • Weingut Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett Mosel 2015

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    Creamy tropical fruit aromas of banana and mango with mixed blossom potpourri and the faintest hint of lemon on the nose. Excellent body and a pleasant zip of acidity support an off dry palate with ripe tangerine and pink lady apple, a bit of citrus again creeping through towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2015

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    Brioche and lemon meringue aromas on the nose with a touch of melon and mango. With prickly acidity and off dry sweetness, this is juicy on the palate with ripe grape and apple juice notes, a fresh tangerine mid palate and a candied green apple finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Had to suffer through too many mediocre wines tonight: an atrocious Nahe kerner ... place, a relatively nasty Mosel riesling Auslese, and from Mendoza a horrible throat jerking malbec following a so-so cab.The salvation, at least relatively speaking, was a merlot blend (60% merlot, 13% cab franc, 7% cab sauv, 9% malbec, 11% syrah) from Limoux (... Read More

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  • Dr. Loosen 'Dry' Riesling 2015

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    Typical quality in the bottle for the. Orchard florals, apples stone fruit, follow to the palate with additional minerality and acidity create a seriously juicy offering. Great wine for the deck. 89 pts - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Dr. Loosen Riesling Spatlese Urziger Wurzgarten Mosel 2014

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    This acclaimed Mittelmosel commune (Ürzig) produces a spicy, sometimes spritz-like, wine from the Grosse Lage vineyard known as Würzgarten. This wine is bursting with candied fruit on the nose... apple, lime and floss; the granny smith apple and prickly finish make for a delicious, semi-sweet treat. Excellent value and overall quality. 91. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Riesling Clean Slate 2015

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    Crisp semi-dry with lots of bouquet. Lightly acidic but works well as a package. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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