Germany

Germany is home to the deeply wonderful Riesling grape with plenty of styles to explore. We tend to think of Germany producing sweeter styles, but the truth is that the vast majority is dry, not just from the warmer regions such as Baden and Pfalz, but also in the Mosel, Nahe and Rheingau. The big bottling companies which used to churn out vast quantities of Liebfraumilch and Niersteiner Gutes Domtal are increasingly turning to bottling New World wines shipped in bulk to Europe while a new generation of young growers is driving dry German wine forward and winning important markets in the Far East, Scandinavia and the United States with very pure, crisp, mineral styles. And don’t forget the Grauburgunders (Pinot Gris), Weissburgunders (Pinot Blancs) and Spätburgunders (Pinot Noirs). Surprisingly, Germany is one of the world’s largest producers of Pinot Noir.

The Mosel is the classic area for elegant, balanced, off-dry Rieslings from its steep, slatey slopes. Appellation-wise it now includes the tributaries of the Saar and Ruwer. Try a floral Wehlener Kabinett for a great introduction to this style and then contrast it with a Kabinett from the deeper soils of Piesport Goldtröpfchen to appreciate the difference a few miles make. Brilliant wines - full of white pear fruit - are produced in the Saar Valley from lesser known vineyards in Wiltingen and Oberemmel. Back on the Middle Mosel, Braunebergers are full and slatey then go down the river through Bernkastel to the very fine wines of Graach. Finally the vertiginous slopes of Erden and Urzig – Prälat, Treppchen and Würzgarten – produce some tremendous wines, both dry and sweet.

Along the Rhine, the Rheingau is where the importance of late harvesting Riesling was first discovered. The story goes that the proclamation announcing the start of the harvest was delayed. For many years production was dominated by a small number of underperforming larger producers but things are now looking up again. Round, full-flavoured wines are made on (mostly) gentle slopes going down to the Rhine. The River Nahe actually rises in the Hunsrück hills and flows northwards, away from France, through rocky escarpments before flowing into the Rhine at Bingen.

Areas within Germany:

Mosel  |  Rhine

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  1. Estate Riesling Trocken
    Hochheimer Guts Riesling Trocken, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Lovely citrus fruit flavaours with hints of angelica, good underlying...
    £14.70 per bottle
  2. Hochheimer Kabinett, Dom Werner
    Hochheimer Riesling Kabinett, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2014
    Riesling 9.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Soft and easy wine with good creamy fruit, good freshness to give balance and excellent length....
    £18.20 per bottle
  3. Dr L Riesling, Loosen
    Dr Loosen Estate Riesling, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Fresh, lively wine with well balanced fruit, flavours of pears, apples and peach with a touch of...
    £11.95 per bottle
  4. Moselland Kabinett
    Moselland Riesling Kabinett, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Delicate, floral, well-made Kabinett with peach, apple and pear fruit flavours and well balanced,...
    £8.95 per bottle
  5. Tonschiefer Dry Slate
    Dönnhoff Tonschiefer Riesling, Dry Slate, Nahe 2018
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Some of the world's greatest winemakers are also some of the most self-effacing, none more so than...
    £20.50 per bottle
  6. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese XX
    Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese*, Kerpen, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Martin Kerpen is one of the largest owners of the great Sonnenuhr vineyard from where he makes this...
    £19.90 per bottle
  7. Hochheimer Holle Kabinett, Dom Werner
    Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2014
    Riesling 11.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Excellent example of the very attractive wines that the Rheingau can produce. Gentle, soft wine...
    £18.20 per bottle
  8. Erdener Treppchen Kabinett, Meulenhof
    Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, Meulenhof, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Soft, creamy Kabinett with easy-going fruit from a wonderfully situated vineyard facing due south...
    £12.60 per bottle
  9. Dr Loosen BA  - 18.75cl
    Dr Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese, Mosel 2015 - 18.7cl
    Riesling 7.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Early arriving botrytis in this year gave Loosen the opportunity to make this bright, refreshing...
    £15.80 per bottle
  10. Graacher Riesling Feinherb, Schaefer
    Graacher Riesling Feinherb, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Schaefer is one of the Mosel's top producers, a quiet, serious man making wonderfully elegant wines...
    £16.80 per bottle
  11. Blauschiefer Trocken, Kerpen, Mosel
    Blauschiefer Riesling Trocken, Kerpen, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 11.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Martin Kerpen's "Blue Slate" is a real thirst quenching delight, with white fruits and crisp apple...
    £11.90 per bottle
  12. QbA, Donnhoff
    Dönnhoff Riesling Dry, Nahe 2018
    Riesling 10.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Some of the world's greatest winemakers are also some of the most self-effacing, none more so than...
    £17.30 per bottle
  13. Graacher Domprobst Spat, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2017
    Riesling 7.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Showing excellent weight and concentration, typical of the wines from the Domprobst which is...
    £37.00 per bottle
  14. Erdener Treppchen Spat Meulenhof
    Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Feinherb, Meulenhof, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Stefan Justen's vineyards have increased recently due to his purchase of the neighbouring Ehlen...
    £14.40 per bottle
  15. Hochheimer Kabinett Trocken, Dom Werner
    Hochheimer Dompräsenz Riesling, Erste Lage, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Excellent example of the very attractive wines that the Rheingau can produce. Gentle, soft wine...
    £25.50 per bottle
  16. Kallstadt Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz
    Kallstadt Vom Kalkfels Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2018
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Stylish wine with a creamy nose, flavours of peach and yellow plums, fragrant and herby with a...
    £19.70 per bottle
  17. Krötenpfuhl Grosses Gewächs, Dönnhoff
    Krötenpfuhl Grosses Gewächs, Dönnhoff 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    A rich yet extremely elegant Großes Gewächs, spicy with a finely chiselled minerality and fruit,...
    £41.00 per bottle
  18. Quarzit Riesling Trocken, Peter Jakob Kühn
    Peter Jakob Kühn 'Quarzit', Oestrich Riesling Trocken, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This is a soft, attractive open wine with juicy apricot fruit sourced across Kühn's 18 hectares of...
    £19.20 per bottle
  19. Rheinschiefer Trocken, Kühn, Rheingau
    Rheinschiefer Riesling Trocken, Peter Jakob Kühn, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Schiefer means slate and that minerality provides the backbone for the precisely crafted Riesling....
    £17.95 per bottle
  20. Riesling Kalkmergel Trocken, Rings, Pfalz
    Riesling Kalkmergel Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2018
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    The estate wine from a highly regarded young family team. Fine, precise, grapefruit scented...
    £13.70 per bottle
  21. Roxheimer Hollenpfad, Donnhoff
    Roxheimer Höllenpfad Riesling Dry, Dönnhoff, Nahe 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Sophisticated Riesling with notable fruit and spice aromas balanced by a precise and playful...
    £26.95 per bottle
  22. Jacobus, Peter Jakob Kuhn
    Jacobus Dry Riesling Trocken, Peter Jakob Kühn, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This is a soft, attractive open wine with juicy apricot fruit sourced across Kühn's 18 hectares of...
    £16.50 per bottle
  23. Hochheimer Kirchenstuck Erstes Werner
    Kirchenstück Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Werner, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    A fine, elegant Riesling with honeysuckle aromas and good rich fruit on the palate. The wines of...
    £32.00 per bottle
  24. Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett, Loosen
    Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett, Dr Loosen, Mosel 2018
    Riesling Germany > Mosel
    Full, elegant Kabinett with creamy fruit and excellent minerality. Lovely weight and concentration....
    £16.95 per bottle
  25. Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett, Schaefer
    Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Schaefer is one of the Mosel's top producers, a quiet, serious man making wonderfully elegant wines...
    £19.95 per bottle
  26. Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett, Richter
    Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett, Max Ferd. Richter, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Dirk Richter's wines are made in wonderful deep cellars at Mülheim. This has the typical...
    £15.80 per bottle
  27. Mulheimer Sonnenlay Kab, Richter
    Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Kabinett Feinherb, Max Ferd. Richter, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 10.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Fresh, delicate aroma of apple blossoms and a hint of citrus and slate. An animating, enjoyable and...
    £15.60 per bottle
  28. Riesling Classic, MF Richter
    Riesling Classic, Max Ferd. Richter, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Delicate and dry with wonderfully defined crisp apple and pear fruit with a tiny hint of honey and...
    £12.95 per bottle
  29. Piesporter Trocken, Hain
    Piesporter Riesling Trocken, Hain, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    If you like the idea of German Riesling but are put off by sweetness then this is a great place to...
    £11.95 per bottle
  30. Estate Riesling Trocken
    Hochheimer Guts Riesling Trocken, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2014
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Lovely citrus fruit flavaours with hints of angelica, good underlying...
    £14.80 per bottle
  31. Oberhauser Brucke BA, Donnhoff - Half
    Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Beerenauslese, Dönnhoff, Nahe 2003 – Half (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Magnificent wine from arguably Germany's greatest producer. Luscious, unctious and laden with...
    £130.00 per bottle
  32. Graacher Himmelreich Riesling GG, Alte Reben, Dr Loosen, Mosel
    Graacher Himmelreich Riesling GG, Alte Reben, Dr Loosen, Mosel 2017
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Weighty and mineral with a wonderful herby fruit character, it has great depth of flavour fine pin-...
    £26.50 per bottle
  33. Hochheimer Holle Spätlese Dom Werner
    Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Spätlese, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2016
    Riesling 9.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Lovely soft and fruity wine with peach and apricot flavours with good freshness and lift on the...
    £22.50 per bottle
  34. Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese, Schaefer
    Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2017 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Riesling 7.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Delicate and elegant Riesling from one of the Mosel's top growers. This has excellent weight and...
    £29.00 per bottle
  35. Graacher Domprobst Spat, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #10, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 7.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Showing excellent weight and concentration, typical of the wines from the Domprobst which is...
    £24.50 per bottle
  36. Enkircher Ellergrub BA, Weiser-K  - Half
    Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Beerenauslese, Weiser-Künstler, Mosel 2007- Half (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Riesling 6.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    An intoxicating aroma of oranges is followed by an explosion of fruit in the mouth, peaches joining...
    £78.00 per bottle
  37. Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett
    Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett, Hain, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 9.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Big, flavoursome Kabinett, soft and herby, fresh and open with ripe, elegant fruit. Good,...
    £13.80 per bottle
  38. Estate Old Vines QbA
    Dr Bürklin-Wolf Riesling Trocken, Pfalz 2017
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This has been one of Germany's leading estates for dry wines since Bettina Bürklin took it over....
    £13.50 per bottle
  39. Piesporter Feinherb, Hain
    Goldtröpfchen Kabinett Feinherb, Hain, Mosel 2017
    Riesling 10.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    If you like the idea of German Riesling but are put off by sweetness then this is a great place to...
    £13.80 per bottle
  40. Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spat
    Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese, Hain, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    A big and fruity Spätlese with wonderful ripe fruits, soft and juicy. Good acidity on the finish,...
    £17.80 per bottle
  41. Niersteiner Trocken, Rheinhessen
    Niersteiner Riesling Trocken Dry, Rheinhessen 2018
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This is a dry wine from vineyards around the famous Rhine valley of Nierstein. The red soil gives a...
    £8.70 per bottle
  42. Oberrotweiler Henkenberg Pinot N,Salwey
    Salwey Spätburgunder, GG Henkenberg, Baden 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This Pinot Noir has some new wood on the nose and palate but with ripe strawberry and plum fruit to...
    £27.00 per bottle
  43. Dr L Riesling, Loosen Bros half
    Dr L Riesling, Dr Loosen, Mosel 2018 - Half
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Fresh, lively wine with well balanced fruit, flavours of pears, apples and peach with a touch of...
    £6.20 per bottle
  44. Piesporter Michelsberg QbA, Moselland
    Piesporter Michelsberg, Moselland 2018
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    From the very well run co-operative at Bernkastel, this is a deliciously fruity wine that has a...
    £8.20 per bottle
  45. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese, Schaefer
    Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2017
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    A fantastic mix of floral, citrus, honey on the nose is added to on the palate by crystallised...
    £34.00 per bottle
  46. Rudesheimer Magdalenen TBA
    Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling TBA, Josef Leitz, Rheingau 2003 – Half (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Riesling 6.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Johannes Leitz is a younger grower working steeply terraced vineyards to the west of the tourist...
    £92.50 per bottle
  47. Quarzit Riesling Trocken
    Peter Jakob Kühn 'Quarzit', Oestrich Riesling Trocken, Rheingau 2017
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This is a soft, attractive open wine with juicy apricot fruit sourced across Kühn's 18...
    £17.00 per bottle £19.20 per bottle

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