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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Dornfelder

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

  • Burger Grape

  • Pinot Blanc

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

Popular Wineries in Mosel View all

  • Carl Schmitt-Wagner

    The Carl Schmitt-Wagner winery winery is a German Riesling Winery from the Mosel which produces e...

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • 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...

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • J&H Selbach Weinkellerei

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

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Mosel on Snooth

  • Hey Snooth community. I've visited this site a few times over the years and ... ... rose's and blends, Mosel region whites, and big-bodied cabs. Looking forward to chatting with you all! -DNa Read More

    Forum post in the topic Greetings from DTLA


  • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Qba 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by seatonium


  • Bernkastler Badstube Riesling Kabinett 2013

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    Haven't heard much about the 2013 vintage from Germany but this wine is a winner with rich fruit, good acid balance, mineral, traditional perfume nose and a long finish. Residual sugar probably 3%. The freshness of fruit is amazing in this wine. One in a long string of great Kabinetts from this producer (with the exception of the 2012). My ratin... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Saint Urbans-Hof Riesling 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012

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    A bit earthy with hints of dried apple fruit on the nose along with a spicy, honeycomb like character. Elegant and fresh in the mouth, this is transparent and dances on the palate. Neither rich nor intense, this is more a wine of finesse with zesty apple fruit and a touch of river stones on the palate and through the moderately long, grapefruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Don't know if the OP has even checked back at all on this. But if people ... ... that dominates the Upper Mosel and much of Luxembourg. Elbling is perfect for Sekt ­-- early-ripening, it comes in with low alcohol and presents itself with delicate fruit and plenty of snap. Elbling grown on the Moselle in Luxembourg has a certain status and mark... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dry Riesling


  • I love wine as a hobby and consult some restaurants to sell better wine at good ... with about 50 hectars at the Mosel.The winery only sells direct so no trade (and trade margins in between) which means very good value for money. We are now looking for wine lovers, that are interested to buy directly from the winery and will organize this to an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Wine Drinkers of the...


  • Relax Pinot Grigio 2011

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    Dry, tart, indistinguishable from the pack. The hope was for something unique and characteristic. Back to the Relax Riesling for me. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Clean Slate Riesling 2013

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    Very crisp and light Riesling. Great with Seafood, and a great Summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by Stockstill


  • Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett 2012

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    For such a notable year, this wine is sub-par. It is sugary and not in a good way, lacks acid and is simple, It lacks the fruit of the past four vintages. It has some perfume in the nose but comes across as a QbA instead of a Kabinett. My rating-- 82. Over priced. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


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

    Comment by 1399099Snoother 1399099 1399099 Snoother 1399099


  • 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.

    Comment by 420471alholden 420471 alholden


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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...

    Comment by 371710L8Bloomer 371710 L8Bloomer


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