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, Dom Werner
    Hochheimer Guts Riesling Trocken, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2014
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Lovely citrus fruit flavaours with hints of angelica, good underlying...
    £14.70 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. Moselland Kabinett
    Moselland Riesling Kabinett, Mosel 2017
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Delicate, floral, well-made Kabinett with peach, apple and pear fruit flavours and well balanced,...
    £8.90 per bottle
  4. Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett, Hain
    Goldtropfchen Kabinett, Hain, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Big, flavoursome Kabinett, soft and herby, fresh and open with ripe, elegant fruit. Good,...
    £13.70 per bottle
  5. Estate Old Vines QbA, Dr. Burklin-Wolf
    Dr Bürklin-Wolf Riesling Trocken, Pfalz 2016
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This has been one of Germany's leading estates for dry wines since Christian von Guradze and...
    £13.50 per bottle
  6. Tonschiefer Dry Slate, Donnhoff
    Dönnhoff Tonschiefer Riesling, Dry Slate, Nahe 2016
    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...
    £18.80 per bottle
  7. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese XX, Kerpen
    Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese*, Kerpen, Mosel 2015
    Riesling 7.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Martin Kerpen is one of the largest owners of the great Sonnenuhr vineyard from where he makes this...
    £18.70 per bottle
  8. 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
  9. 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...
    £13.70 per bottle
  10. Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spat, Hain
    Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese, Hain, Mosel 2017
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    A big and fruity Spätlese with wonderful ripe fruits, soft and juicy. Good acidity on the finish,...
    £17.50 per bottle
  11. Niersteiner Trocken, Rheinhessen
    Niersteiner Riesling Trocken Dry, Rheinhessen 2017
    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
  12. Deidesheimer Kieselberg Riesling Grosses Bassermann-Jordan
    Deidesheimer Kieselberg, Riesling, Erste Lage, Bassermann-Jordan, Pfalz 2016
    Riesling 13.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    £32.00 per bottle
  13. Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, GG, Lang
    Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, Hans Lang, Rheingau 2009
    Riesling 13.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    £26.00 per bottle
  14. 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...
    £26.40 per bottle
  15. Graacher Domprobst Spat, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese (10), Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Showing excellent weight and concentration, typical of the wines from the Domprobst which is...
    £26.00 per bottle
  16. Piesporter Michelsberg QbA, Moselland
    Piesporter Michelsberg, Moselland 2017,
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    From the very well run co-operative at Bernkastel, this is a deliciously fruity wine that has a...
    £7.95 per bottle
  17. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese, Schaefer
    Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    A fantastic mix of floral, citrus, honey on the nose is added to on the palate by crystallised...
    £32.00 per bottle
  18. Graacher Domprobst Spat, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #10, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2016 - Magnum
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Showing excellent weight and concentration, typical of the wines from the Domprobst which is...
    £64.00 per bottle
  19. Brauneberger Juffer BA, Richter  - Half
    Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Beerenauslese, Max-Ferd Richter, Mosel 2005 - Half
    Riesling 10.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    A tremendous BA with a very rich, kirsch-like nose, weighty palate and honeyed, well-defined,...
    £89.50 per bottle
  20. Rudesheimer Magdalenen TBA, Leitz- Half
    Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling TBA, Josef Leitz, Rheingau 2003 - Half
    Riesling 6.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Johannes Leitz is a younger grower working steeply terraced vineyards to the west of the tourist...
    £80.00 per bottle £92.50 per bottle
  21. Quarzit Riesling Trocken, Peter Jakob Kühn
    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...
    £19.20 per bottle
  22. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Pfalz
    Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Ernst Loosen, Pfalz 2017
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Pinot Gris has a very long tradition in the Pfalz region. In fact, it was here that the variety was...
    £11.50 per bottle
  23. Oberhauser Leistenberg Kab, Donnhoff
    Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett, Dönnhoff, Nahe 2016
    Riesling 9.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This is an elegant and complex wine with distinct mineral undertones and great finesse. Helmut...
    £19.20 per bottle
  24. Goldschild Trocken, Moselland, Saar
    Goldschild Riesling Trocken, Moselland, Saar 2017
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Elegant and light with refreshingly racy lime acidity with juicy peach and apple fruit and a...
    £10.30 per bottle
  25. Wiltinger Schlossberg Feinherb, Reinert, Saar
    Wiltinger Schlossberg Riesling Feinherb, Reinert, Saar 2015
    Riesling 10.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Open and attractive wine with touches of exotic fruit, lychee, cherry and apple. Ripe, soft and...
    £12.30 per bottle
  26. Graacher Dom. Auslese 11, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese (11), Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2015
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Very complex wine with botrytis and fruit character, rich and concentrated but with fine acidity....
    £53.00 per bottle
  27. Nussriegel Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz
    Ungsteiner Nussriegel Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2015
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    A very expressive dry Riesling, full of ripe peach and lemon flavours with touches of grapefruit...
    £22.00 per bottle
  28. Saumagen Riesling GG, Rings, Pfalz
    Saumagen Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2015
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Mineral and focused with complex stone fruits, mirabelle plums, smokey, forceful and long. Saumagen...
    £43.00 per bottle
  29. Graacher Domprobst BA, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Beerenauslese, Schaefer, Mosel 2015 - Half
    Riesling Germany > Mosel
    Concentrated and rich, ripe and full with honey on the nose and succulent fruit on the palate...
    £135.00 per bottle
  30. Brauneberg Juffer Sonn TBA Richter  Half
    Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling TBA, Richter, Mosel 2007 - Half
    Riesling 9.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Only 300 half bottles made so a real rarity! Super rich wine, bitter orange wrapped up with...
    £150.00 per bottle
  31. Hochheimer Classic, Dom Werner
    Hochheim Riesling Classic, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2013
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Just a touch of residual sugar takes the edge off this dry wine, deliciously fresh and clean, nice...
    £14.95 per bottle
  32. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett, Kerpen
    Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, Kerpen, Mosel 2015
    Riesling 9.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Martin Kerpen produces outstanding wines from his 6 hectares on steep slate soils. A fine mineral...
    £12.90 per bottle
  33. Graacher Domprobst Spat, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese (5), Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Showing excellent weight and concentration, typical of the wines from the Domprobst which is...
    £33.00 per bottle
  34. Erdener Treppchen Spat Meulenhof
    Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese, Meulenhof, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Stefan Justen's vineyards have increased recently due to his purchase of the neighbouring Ehlen...
    £14.40 per bottle
  35. Moselland Spatlese
    Moselland Riesling Spätlese, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 8.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    The Riesling is the classic grape of Germany and this wine from late-harvested grapes is very...
    £9.50 per bottle
  36. 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...
    £12.50 per bottle
  37. Oestricher Lenchen Kabinett, Kuhn
    Lenchen Riesling Kabinett, Peter Jakob Kühn, Rheingau 2017
    Riesling 10.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Peter Kühn sprang to prominence in Germany in the early 1990s winning awards for his dry...
    £18.80 per bottle
  38. Wachenheimer Rechbachel Sp Trock Burklin
    Wachenheimer Rechbächel, Dr Bürklin-Wolf, Pfalz 2013
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Many growers in Germany look to Burgundy for a system of vineyard classification. This is the...
    £22.50 per bottle
  39. Wachenheimer Trocken, Burklin-Wolf
    Wachenheimer Riesling Trocken, Dr Bürklin-Wolf, Pfalz 2015
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Bürklin-Wolf are one of the foremost producers of dry wines in Germany. Made from young vines...
    £15.50 per bottle
  40. Pinot Gris, Kaiserstuhl, Salwey
    Salwey Pinot Gris, Kaiserstuhl, Baden 2015
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This is a rich, spicy wine, as a result of the volcanic soil, with good concentration. Salwey is...
    £15.20 per bottle
  41. Pinot Blanc, Salwey
    Salwey Pinot Blanc, Kaiserstuhl, Baden 2015
    Pinot Blanc/Bianco 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Konrad Salwey makes some of the best wines in Baden, concentrating on Pinot varieties - Gris, Blanc...
    £14.95 per bottle
  42. QbA, Donnhoff
    Dönnhoff Riesling, Nahe 2015
    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...
    £15.70 per bottle
  43. Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese, Schaefer
    Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2015
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Very complex wine with botrytis and fruit character, rich and concentrated but with fine acidity....
    £46.00 per bottle
  44. Laumersheim Kapellen. TBA Knipser Half
    Laumersheimer Kapellenberg Riesling TBA, Knipser, Pfalz 2003 - Half
    Riesling 6.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Packed full of delicious ripe Riesling fruit, pineapples, oranges and tropical fruit all vie for...
    £140.00 per bottle
  45. Urziger Wurzgarten BA, Loosen  - Half
    Urziger Würzgarten Beerenauslese, Dr Loosen, Mosel 2005 - Half
    Riesling 6.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Fantasticly well balanced, succulent packed full of marmalade fruit. It has a beautiful crystaline...
    £110.00 per bottle
  46. Scharzhofberger BA, von Hovel  - Half
    Scharzhofberger Riesling Beerenauslese, von Hövel, Saar 2005 - Half
    Riesling 9.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    The epitome of ripeness and intensity; with honeyed fruit on the nose and palate, this is very...
    £70.00 per bottle £85.50 per bottle
  47. Dr Loosen BA  - 18.75cl
    Dr Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese, Mosel 2014 - 18.7cl
    Riesling 7.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Early arriving botrytis in this year gave Loosen the opportunity to make this bright, refreshing...
    £15.90 per bottle
  48. Graacher Domprobst Auslese 14, Schaefer
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese Nr 14, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2016
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Very complex wine with botrytis and fruit character, rich and concentrated but with fine acidity....
    £72.00 per bottle

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