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 »

View More

Popular wines made in Mosel under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Mosel View all

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Mosel View all

  • J&H Selbach Weinkellerei

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

  • Weingut Mönchhof

    Robert Eymael leads since 1994 the Wine Estate. Joke and humor paired with a quality-conscious...

  • Kerpen

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Weingut Eifel Pfeiffer

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

Page 1 of 188

Mosel on Snooth

  • Kimich Kabinett Trocken 2013

    Snoothrank:

    One of my favorites. Especially nice that it comes in a 1L bottle. Not too sweet. Read More

    Wine review by Brooklyn Stoop


  • Geist Trocken Saar Germany Riesling 2014

    Snoothrank:

    A Tasting Room Selection. Clear Golden Silver in the Glass. Opens with Spicy Bread Yeast; then Honey, Melon, and Blueberry; then Lemon Mint Honey; Much carries over to the palate. Medium Acidity, little sweetness, Softens in the mouth, becoming a bit of vanilla pear. Great little Food Wine. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011

    Snoothrank:

    A very pleasant Riesling, fresh to the palate and best served at 61 degrees. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Sounds like storage was good for all. Did everyone else provide a few bottles ... ... had TBAs, etc. from the Mosel and Rhein with far worse labels that were in great shape after 50 years--they just were stored where the humidity was too high and mildew ate the paper and glue. The Coulee plot was planted back in the middle of the 12th century... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy, Barolo Dinner at...


  • Dr. Hans Von Muller Riesling 2014

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by lonnie adams


  • Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Riesling Qba Mosel Noble House 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Semi-sweet and loaded with apples, lemongrass and schisty minerality this lingers nicely on a beam of good acidity. Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • S.a. Prum Riesling Dry Luminance 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Peach, pencil shavings and graphite aromas on the nose with floral hints of white blossom. This is restrained and focussed on the palate and features lemon and grapefruit notes at the front with bright acidity and a smooth, creamy textured finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011

    Snoothrank:

    nothing dry about this cuvee but very fruity and fresh and pleasant across the palette. must cellar some bottles Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Schmitt Sohne Zeller Schwarze Katz Qualitatswein 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Fruity and sweet with enough acid to be tangy. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Selbach Kabinett Riesling Fish Label 2014

    Snoothrank:

    fruity and sweet, with apples and honey Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 371710L8Bloomer 371710 L8Bloomer


  • 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


1 2 3 4 5  ...  188 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Mosel Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Mosel wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network