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 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

  • Weingut Eifel Pfeiffer

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

  • J&H Selbach Weinkellerei

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

  • Markus Molitor

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

  • 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, ...

  • Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

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

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Mosel on Snooth

  • Schmitt Sohne Zeller Schwarze Katz Qualitatswein 2013

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

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Selbach Kabinett Riesling Fish Label 2014

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    fruity and sweet, with apples and honey Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Moselland Riesling Qba Blue Bottle 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Vereinigte Hospitien Piesporter Goldtrpfchen Riesling Kabinett 2014

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    slight brownish gold, rich fruits but a bit cloying... bit too acidic for my liking Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Moselland Riesling Black Cat Zeller Schwarze Katz 2011

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    A very nice Riesling, not too dry or sweet. (The kitty bottle is a nice touch and makes a great decorative item after it's empty.) Read More

    Wine review by ReverendEntity


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Mosel Old Vines Nik Weis 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • The area (and especially a town like Riquewihr) really does have that medieval ... and the Rhine (as well as Mosel), provided lots of inspiration to the Disney folk. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett Blue Slate 2014

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    Mild acidity, with flavors of dried apple, ripe pear and melon that are well-spiced. Read More

    Wine review by Hank


  • Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett Blue Slate 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Stubs66


  • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Auslese 2014

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    If your looking for a inexpensive sweet riesling for a family gathering, go no further. Sweet, fragrant and easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • 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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