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

Showing 26 Items

  1. Moselland Kabinett
    Moselland Riesling Kabinett, Mosel 2020
    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
  2. Hochheimer Classic
    Domdechant Werner Riesling Classic, Rheingau 2017
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Just a touch of residual sugar takes the edge off this dry wine, deliciously fresh and clean, nice...
    £17.90 per bottle
  3. 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
  4. 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, smoky, forceful and long. Saumagen...
    £43.00 per bottle
  5. 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
  6. 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
    Out of stock
  7. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris
    Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Ernst Loosen, Pfalz 2019
    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
  8. Oestricher Lenchen Kabinett
    Lenchen Riesling Kabinett, Peter Jakob Kühn, Rheingau 2019
    Riesling 10.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Peter Kühn sprang to prominence in Germany in the early 1990s winning awards for his dry...
    £19.30 per bottle
  9. 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
  10. Piesporter Michelsberg QbA
    Piesporter Michelsberg, Moselland 2019
    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
  11. Riesling Classic, MF Richter
    Riesling Classic, Max Ferd. Richter, Mosel 2019
    Riesling 11.5% 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
  12. Jacobus
    Jacobus Dry Riesling Trocken, Peter Jakob Kühn, Rheingau 2019
    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
  13. Quarzit Riesling Trocken, Peter Jakob Kühn
    Peter Jakob Kühn 'Quarzit', Oestrich Riesling Trocken, Rheingau 2019
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    This is a soft, attractive open wine with juicy apricot fruit sourced across Kühn's 18 hectares of...
    £19.60 per bottle
  14. Krötenpfuhl Grosses Gewächs, Dönnhoff
    Krötenpfuhl Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Dönnhoff 2019
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    A rich yet extremely elegant Großes Gewächs, spicy with a finely chiselled minerality and fruit,...
    £41.00 per bottle
  15. 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
  16. Saumagen Riesling GG
    Saumagen Riesling Trocken, Rings, Pfalz 2015
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Mineral and focused with complex stone fruits, Mirabelle plums, smoky, forceful and long. Saumagen...
    £43.00 per bottle
  17. Goldschild Trocken
    Goldschild Riesling Trocken, Moselland, Saar 2019
    Riesling 11.5% Vol
    Germany > Mosel
    Elegant and light with refreshingly racy lime acidity with juicy peach and apple fruit and a...
    £10.30 per bottle
  18. Hochheimer Kabinett Trocken
    Hochheimer Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau 2018
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Excellent example of the very attractive wines that the Rheingau can produce. Gentle, soft wine...
    £18.40 per bottle As low as £12.40
    • £12.40 2 or more
  19. Dornfelder Rietburg, Pfalz 2019
    Rietburg Dornfelder, Pfalz 2019
    Dornfelder 12.5% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Soft and easy with attractive juicy fruit flavours this a flavoursome and accessible...
    £8.50 per bottle
  20. Oestricher Lenchen Erste Lage, Peter Jakob Kühn
    Oestricher Lenchen, Erste Lage Klosterberg, PJ Kühn, Rheingau 2018 (organic)
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Germany > Rhine
    Concentrated, ripe and expressive, with juicy lime and stone...
    £25.50 per bottle
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Enkircher Ellergrub BA, Weiser-K  - Half
    Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling Beerenauslese, Weiser-Künstler, Mosel 2007- Half
    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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Dr Loosen BA  - 18.75cl
    Dr Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese, Mosel 2017 - 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

Showing 26 Items