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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Moselland Kabinett
    Moselland Riesling Kabinett, Mosel 2019
    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
  4. Graacher Dom. Auslese 11
    Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese (11), Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 7.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Very complex wine with botrytis and fruit character, rich and concentrated but with fine acidity....
    £47.00 per bottle
  5. Graacher Riesling Feinherb, Schaefer
    Graacher Riesling Feinherb, Willi Schaefer, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 11.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Schaefer is one of the Mosel's top producers, a quiet, serious man making wonderfully elegant wines...
    £16.80 per bottle
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Riesling Kalkmergel Trocken
    Riesling Kalkmergel Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2019
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    The estate wine from a highly regarded young family team. Fine, precise, grapefruit scented...
    £11.70 per bottle £13.70 per bottle
  10. Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett
    Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett, Dr Loosen, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Full, elegant Kabinett with creamy fruit and excellent minerality. Lovely weight and concentration....
    £16.95 per bottle
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett
    Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett, Hain, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 9.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Big, flavoursome Kabinett, soft and herby, fresh and open with ripe, elegant fruit. Good,...
    £13.80 per bottle
  17. Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Spat
    Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese, Hain, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    A big and fruity Spätlese with wonderful ripe fruits, soft and juicy. Good acidity on the finish,...
    £17.80 per bottle
  18. Niersteiner Trocken
    Niersteiner Riesling Trocken Dry, Rheinhessen 2019
    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
  19. Dr Loosen Estate Riesling, Mosel 2018 - half
    Dr Loosen Estate Riesling, 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
  20. 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
  21. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris
    Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Ernst Loosen, Pfalz 2018
    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
  22. Goldschild Mudener Funkenberg Spt, Moselland
    Goldschild Riesling Spätlese, Müdener Funkenberg, Moselland 2018
    Riesling 7.0% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Fresh and crisp with lovely peach and pineapple fruit with a lovely juicy, racy character on the...
    £10.90 per bottle
  23. 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
  24. Nussriegel Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz
    Ungsteiner Nussriegel Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2018
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    A very expressive dry Riesling, full of ripe peach and lemon flavours with touches of grapefruit...
    £23.00 per bottle
  25. Saumagen Riesling GG, Rings, Pfalz
    Saumagen Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2018
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Mineral and focused with complex stone fruits, mirabelle plums, smokey, forceful and long. Saumagen...
    £43.00 per bottle
  26. Hochheimer Classic
    Hochheim Riesling Classic, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Just a touch of residual sugar takes the edge off this dry wine, deliciously fresh and clean, nice...
    £17.95 per bottle
  27. Moselland Spatlese
    Moselland Riesling Spätlese, Mosel 2019
    Riesling 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    The Riesling is the classic grape of Germany and this wine from late-harvested grapes is very...
    £9.50 per bottle
  28. Erdener Treppchen Kabinett
    Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, Meulenhof, Mosel 2018
    Riesling 10.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Soft, creamy Kabinett with easy-going fruit from a wonderfully situated vineyard facing due south...
    £12.60 per bottle
  29. Oestricher Lenchen Kabinett
    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
  30. Pinot Blanc
    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
  31. Nahe Auslese, Metternich (Flonheimer)
    Kurfürst Karl Kaspar Auslese, Nahe 2018
    Müller-Thürgau 8.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Soft, easy Auslese with attractive peachy fruit. Not too heavy, this is perfect, easy drinking from...
    £9.20 per bottle

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