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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  • 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

  • Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

    The Mönchhof, formerly in the possession of the Cisterian abbey Himmerod, is one of the oldest Wi...

  • Weingut Mönchhof

    Robert Eymael leads since 1994 the Wine Estate. Joke and humor paired with a quality-conscious...

  • 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...

  • Graff Family Vineyards

    The grapes for these wines come from the small Graff and Antle vineyards on the Chalone Bench wit...

  • Moselland

    It is a vital to us that we have control over producing our own grapes. From grape to finished wi...

  • Selbach-Oster

    At Weingut Selbach-Oster we can trace wine-growing in the family back to the year 1660. We gro...

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Mosel on Snooth

  • Von Schleinitz Riesling Mosel 2015

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    A good balance between sweet and dry. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Nik Weis Selection "Urban" Mosel Riesling 2018

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Nik Weis Selection "Urban" Mosel Riesling 2015

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  • Nik Weis St. Urbans Hof Riesling Trocken Mosel 2017

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  • Karl Erbes Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Mosel 2010

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  • Pohl Botzet Graacher Domprobst Kabinett Riesling Mosel 2011

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    No written review

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  • Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Weingut Otto Pauly 2004

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    No written review

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  • Havemeyer Mosel Germany 'Steep Slope' Reisling 'Trocken' 2016

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    Very representative of what a good Riesling should be: sweet yet tart but refined and this cuvee was that and more. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Ulrich Langguth Riesling Sekt NV

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    Yeasty nose. Pale pale yellow color. Big fruit on the tip of the tongue--apricot with a suggestion of pear--almost sweet, Seems dull. It definitely could use more acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling Dry 2016

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    is indeed dry, and a smidgen tart although one could say it is crisp. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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...

    Comment by 371710L8Bloomer 371710 L8Bloomer


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