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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 white wine 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 German wine 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 German white wine varieties include Müller-Thurgau as well as Grauburguner (Pinot Gris) and Weissburguner (Pinot Blanc). The red wine, 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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        • Schloss Vollrads Rheingau Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
          Schloss Vollrads Rheingau Riesling Kabinett 2020
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          • Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2021  Front Label
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            • Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
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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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            • Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Saarburg Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
              Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Saarburg Riesling Kabinett 2020
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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            • Heinz Eifel Mosel Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
              Heinz Eifel Mosel Riesling Spatlese 2020
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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              • J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese 2020  Front Label
                J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese 2020
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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              • Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2018  Front Label
                Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2018
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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              • S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2016  Front Label
                S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2016
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                • Zilliken Butterfly Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
                  Zilliken Butterfly Mosel Riesling 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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                • Monchhof Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
                  Monchhof Mosel Riesling 2020
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                  • Villa Wolf Pfalz Dry Riesling 2020  Front Label
                    Villa Wolf Pfalz Dry Riesling 2020
                    Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
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                    • Loosen Bros. Dr. L Dry Riesling 2020  Front Label
                      Loosen Bros. Dr. L Dry Riesling 2020
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                      • Weingut Darting Durkheimer Nonnengarten Riesling Kabinett (1 Liter) 2020  Front Label
                        Weingut Darting Durkheimer Nonnengarten Riesling Kabinett (1 Liter) 2020
                        Riesling from Pfalz, 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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                          • 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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                          • Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
                            Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2020
                            Riesling from Nahe, Germany
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                          • Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
                            Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Kabinett 2020
                            Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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                          • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016  Front Label
                            Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs Reserve 2016
                            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                          • Wittmann Rheinhessen Estate Riesling Trocken 2020  Front Label
                            Wittmann Rheinhessen Estate Riesling Trocken 2020
                            Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany
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                          • Schmitt Sohne Rheinhessen Ice Wine (500ML) 2020  Front Label
                            Schmitt Sohne Rheinhessen Ice Wine (500ML) 2020
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                              • Paul Anheuser Nahe Blanc de Noir 2020  Front Label
                                Paul Anheuser Nahe Blanc de Noir 2020
                                Vintage Sparkling Wine from Nahe, 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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                                • Prost Rheinhessen Dry Riesling 2020  Front Label
                                  Prost Rheinhessen Dry Riesling 2020
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