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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  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Burger Grape

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  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • Weingut Mönchhof

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

  • Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

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

  • Selbach-Oster

    At Weingut Selbach-Oster we can trace wine-growing in the family back to the year 1660. We gro...

  • Moselland

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

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Mosel on Snooth

  • Liebfraumilch 2011

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    Wine review by knolld


  • Liebfraumilch 2011

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    A little sweeter than I prefer but i really like it nevertheless. Read More

    Wine review by knolld


  • Dr. Loosen Riesling Dr L Dry 2014

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    Intriguing cool tropical fruit aromas with banana, papaya and melon and floral notes of rose petal and honeysuckle. Brightly acidic in the mouth and leading with green apple and pear flavors, a hint of melon and a finish that's ever so slightly creamy with notes of lemon zest. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Karthauserhof Tyrells Edition Riesling Eitelsbacker Karthauserhofberg Spatlese Trocken 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Max Ferd. Richter Peisporter Michelsberg Riesling 2005

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    Not overly syrupy sweet. Honeysuckle, honeydew flavors. Well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Thank you Richard, great advise.. I will probably skip the coast region on this ... ... (and 20 minutes from the Mosel!!). So there will be another possibility soon to visit this area. So for wine I will concentrate on Cab Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc on this trip.... more than enough for one short week. But I disagree on sparkling w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


  • Johann Falkenburg Riesling 2009

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    Wine review by Dpupo


  • Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel 2013

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    Wine review by KCarnold23


  • Den Hoed Andreas Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Blackberry and tobacco flavors in a full-bodied wine. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • A few months ago Mrs. EMark discovered Pinot Bianco.  So, that one was ... I would compare this to a Mosel Rieslin Read More

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  • 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

    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.

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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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