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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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    • August Kesseler Rheingau Riesling R Kabinett 2020  Front Label
      August Kesseler Rheingau Riesling R Kabinett 2020
      Riesling from Rheingau, 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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      • Fritz Haag Mosel Estate Riesling Feinherb 2020  Front Label
        Fritz Haag Mosel Estate Riesling Feinherb 2020
        Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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      • Dr. Loosen Dr. L Dry Riesling 2020  Front Label
        Dr. Loosen Dr. L Dry 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
          Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Villa Wolf Pfalz Gewurztraminer 2020  Front Label
            Villa Wolf Pfalz Gewurztraminer 2020
            Gewurztraminer from Pfalz, Germany
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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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            • Schmitt Sohne Rheinhessen Ice Wine (500ML) 2020  Front Label
              Schmitt Sohne Rheinhessen Ice Wine (500ML) 2020
              Other Dessert from Rheinhessen, Germany
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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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                • Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
                  Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2020
                  Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
                  Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2020
                  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
                  • WE90
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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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                  • RP94
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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 Gewurztraminer 2019  Front Label
                  Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Gewurztraminer 2019
                  Gewurztraminer from Rheinhessen, 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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                    • Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2020  Front Label
                      Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2020
                      Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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                      • RP90
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                    • Monchhof Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
                      Monchhof Mosel Riesling 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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                      • Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Gris 2021  Front Label
                        Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Gris 2021
                        Pinot Gris/Grigio from Pfalz, 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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                        • Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Noir Rose 2021  Front Label
                          Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Noir Rose 2021
                          Rosé from Pfalz, 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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