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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  • Weingut Egon Müller-scharzhof

    “The quality of a wine is 100% made in the vineyard. In the cellar it is not possible to arrive e...

  • 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...

  • Moselland

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

  • Markus Molitor

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

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  • Dhroner Riesling Weingut Molitor 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Moselland Lighthouse Riesling 2014

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    Mosselland Lighthouse Series Riesling 2016 bought this at last minute run during Thanksgiving last minute grab proved to be great choice nice smooth lightly sweet wine sad cause only picked one bottle Read More

    Wine review by jrp31


  • Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Auslese Mosel 2016

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    A very pleasant, smooth and naturally sweet Riesling flowing nicely across the tongue. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Leonard Kreusch Riesling Sekt Blue Bottle

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    Just labeled Qualitat but this wine drinks like a Kabinett level wine. A touch of sweetness with plenty of balancing acidity. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg Riesling Spatlese Mosel 2008

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • We are enjoying an unusual sunny spell in the Pacific Northwest - but are now ... a glass of white - either a Mosel (Riesling) or a Chardonnay (Chablis).  However, yesterday I plugged for a Chenin Blanc from Vouvray - an excellent example from Champalo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is your choice of white or...


  • Make a trip up to Cincinnati yesterday and pick up a few while I was there,A ... Slate Dry Reisling from the Mose Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Hajszanneumann Zweigelt Nussberg 2015

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    Pretty wine with floral notes of violet and fresh cherry syrup on the nose with a touch of smoke and leather. Warm palate of baking spice and thick tannic structure, this is medium bodied and quite tartly acidic, presenting cranberries, cherries and red currant, fresh blueberry preserves and a finish of creamy pastry crust and light tar.89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Reinhold Haart Riesling Kabinett Piesporter Goldtröpfchen 2008

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    Fruity but not too sweet. Does not linger on the pallet . An excellent white Riesling! Read More

    Wine review by C Hickman


  • Heinz Eifel Riesling Auslese Mosel 2016

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    Crisp and creamy, light refreshing aromas of white peach, fresh melon and lemon ice. Off dry and succulent in the mouth and very fruity, showing peach and pear flavors and a lightly tart lemon finish. Juicy and sweet. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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