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...

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • Markus Molitor

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

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Mosel on Snooth

  • Saarstein Riesling Mosel 2013

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    Crisp peach, pear and apple aromas, hints of stony minerality and light citrus. In the mouth, this is full of citrus fruit notes, tart and plush - with tangerine, lemon and grapefruit alongside notes of stone fruit and green apple. Juicy acidity freshens the palate and leaves a creamy texture on the finish where theres a bit of almond, pear and ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Deinhard Riesling Green Label 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mariacurcio


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Mosel Old Vines Nik Weis 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • J. Koll & Cie Oppenheimer Krötenbrunnen Rheinhessen 2012

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    Bright golden color. Very light, almost disappearing aroma of late summer fruits and something like passion fruit... Semi-dry buttery, round taste of flower honey, apricots and peppy red orange at the end. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • But then again 2012 and 2014 are hardly all that much 'older vintage's ... had any aged white Burgundy, Mosel or Rhein riesling, Champage blanc de blancs, Loire chenin blanc, various from the Jura, Sauternes or Tokaji or Madeira, etc., etc. Al??), even if these bottles are of cheap swill served from spigots to fill empty gallon jugs back home ... Read More

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  • St. Laurentius Sekt Chardonnay Brut

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Dry Riesling 2016

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    A bit shy on the nose but was totally dry and a little shrill. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Donnhof Riesling Qba Trocken 2015

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    See article on German Rieslings Read More

    Wine review by sobrien3sd


  • Classified growth claret and tete de cuvee champers from the major houses would ... Maybe still some Rhein & Mosel whites, though those were more popular in the previous century.  How about cocktails?Are you writing fiction, or non-fiction? And what class/type of individuals, conservative or avant-garde, upper crust or hoi pollo Read More

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  • Urban Riesling Mosel 2016

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    Steely lemon and green apple aromas. A hint of sweet apple spice greets the palate with a sharp minerality washing through to clean the palate, leaving behind dried apricot, green apple and peach fruit flavors and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. 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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