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

  • Dornfelder

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

  • Burger Grape

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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

  • Kerpen

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

    The Mönchhof, formerly in the possession of the Cisterian abbey Himmerod, is one of the oldest Wi...

  • Carl Schmitt-Wagner

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

  • Weingut Eifel Pfeiffer

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

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

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Mosel on Snooth

  • 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


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Estate 2015

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    Lemon, sage leaf and green apple with honeysuckle and peach as well on the nose. This is classic and delightful, bursting with acidity to combat the soft sweetness on the palate, with fruit flavors of green apple, peach, lemon, tangerine and a clean, fresh zesty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Weinhaus Gebrüder Steffen Trittenheimer Riesling Qualitätswein 2016

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    fruity and sweet Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Van Volxem Saar Riesling Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 2013

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    light, slight sweetness and acid Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • If I were within reach of NYC on that date I would *definitely* be ... Kolman, ... Kolman, Immich-Batterieberg, Mosel; Theo Zierock, Foradori, Trentino; Allesandra Bera, Bera & Figli, Piemonte; Arianna Occhipinti, Sicilia; Elena Pantaleoni, La Stoppa, Emilia-Romagna; Francesca Padovani, Campi di Fonterenza, Montalcino; Sasa Radikon, Friuli.Ple... Read More

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  • Clean Slate Riesling 2015

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    Clean green apple and lemon aromas. Lightly effervescent and fruity on the palate with mineral freshness, floral peach and melon notes and a finish of blossom and honey. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • It was a crazy afternoon, with quite a few people in and out of the two ... ... ... from both Alsace and the Mosel. All good wines but the Batard garnered the most comments before the La Chapelle appeared. General level of revelry was pretty high, though things were a lot better-behaved than if we'd been doing it, say, at Chateau Marmont.Reall... Read More

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  • OK Amour, I too love to have fun with wine.  Tomorrow evening we're ... off with a side by side of Mosel vs Alsace Riesling. We're grilling some big sirloins and doing a 2012 Napa vs Sonoma cab tasting.  How's that for FUN?  Hopefully I'll be able to report back on the outcome on Monda Read More

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  • BLESS YOU DEAR VIN0VIN0!HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!Alexander Valley does put out good ... RIESLING, (FROM THE FAMOUS MOSEL), THOUGH! ENJOY YOUR WINE ESCAPADE!   CHEER Read More

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  • 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...

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