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As the world’s northernmost fine wine producing region, Germany faces some of the most extreme climatic and topographic challenges in viticulture. But fortunately this country’s star variety, Riesling, is cold-hardy enough to survive freezing winters, and has enough natural acidity to create balance, even in wines with the highest levels of residual sugar. Riesling responds splendidly to Germany’s variable terroir, allowing the country to build its reputation upon fine wines at all points of the sweet to dry spectrum, many of which can age for decades.

Classified by ripeness at harvest, Riesling can be picked early for dry wines or as late as January following the harvest for lusciously sweet wines. There are six levels in Germany’s ripeness classification, ordered from driest to sweetest: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein (ice wine). While these classifications don’t exactly match the sweetness levels of the finished wines, the Kabinett category will include the drier versions and anything above Auslese will have noticeable—if not noteworthy—sweetness. Eiswein is always remarkably sweet.

Other important white varieties include Müller-Thurgau as well as Grauburguner (Pinot Gris) and Weissburguner (Pinot Blanc). The red, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), grown in warmer pockets of the country can be both elegant and structured.

As the fourth largest wine producer in Europe (after France, Italy and Spain), in contrast to its more Mediterranean neighbors, Germany produces about as much as it consumes—and is also the largest importer of wine in the E.U.

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  • Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2021  Front Label
    Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2021
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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    • Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Dornfelder Sweet Red 2019  Front Label
      Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Dornfelder Sweet Red 2019
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      • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs Riesling 2020  Front Label
        Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs Riesling 2020
        Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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      • Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
        Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2020
        Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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      • Bollig-Lehnert Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
        Bollig-Lehnert Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2020
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        • Schmitt Sohne Rheinhessen Ice Wine (500ML) 2020  Front Label
          Schmitt Sohne Rheinhessen Ice Wine (500ML) 2020
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            • Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2019  Front Label
              Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2019
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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            • Fritz Muller Muller-Thurgau Secco  Front Label
              Fritz Muller Muller-Thurgau Secco
              Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Rheinhessen, Germany
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            • Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Rausch Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
              Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Rausch Riesling Kabinett 2020
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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            • Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
              Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Spatlese 2020
              Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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            • Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Rausch Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
              Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Rausch Riesling Spatlese 2020
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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            • Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Riesling 2020  Front Label
              Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Riesling 2020
              Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany
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            • Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2020  Front Label
              Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2020
              Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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            • Monchhof Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
              Monchhof Mosel Riesling 2020
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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              • Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Gris 2021  Front Label
                Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Gris 2021
                Pinot Gris/Grigio from Pfalz, Germany
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                • Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Gewurztraminer 2019  Front Label
                  Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Gewurztraminer 2019
                  Gewurztraminer from Rheinhessen, Germany
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                  • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
                    Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2020
                    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                  • Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2020  Front Label
                    Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2020
                    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                  • Fritz Haag Mosel Estate Riesling Trocken 2018  Front Label
                    Fritz Haag Mosel Estate Riesling Trocken 2018
                    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                  • Prost Pfalz Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
                    Prost Pfalz Pinot Noir 2019
                    Pinot Noir from Pfalz, Germany
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                    • Weingut Enderle & Moll Liaison Baden Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
                      Weingut Enderle & Moll Liaison Baden Pinot Noir 2019
                      Pinot Noir from Baden, Germany
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                      • Dr. Loosen Riesling Extra Dry Sekt  Front Label
                        Dr. Loosen Riesling Extra Dry Sekt
                        Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Mosel, Germany
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                      • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs Riesling 2018  Front Label
                        Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs Riesling 2018
                        Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                      • Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Brut Sekt 2018  Front Label
                        Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Brut Sekt 2018
                        Vintage Sparkling Wine from Rheingau, Germany
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                        • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
                          Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2020
                          Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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