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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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        • Zilliken Butterfly Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
          Zilliken Butterfly Mosel Riesling 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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        • Fitz-Ritter Durkheimer Hochbenn Riesling Sekt  Front Label
          Fitz-Ritter Durkheimer Hochbenn Riesling Sekt
          Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Pfalz, Germany
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          • Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2019  Front Label
            Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2019
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Pfeffingen Dry Riesling 2019  Front Label
            Pfeffingen Dry Riesling 2019
            Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
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          • Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2020  Front Label
            Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2020
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Robert Weil Riesling Tradition 2020  Front Label
            Robert Weil Riesling Tradition 2020
            Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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          • Rebholz Pfalz Dry Pinot Blanc 2020  Front Label
            Rebholz Pfalz Dry Pinot Blanc 2020
            Pinot Blanc from Pfalz, 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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            • Wittmann Westhofener Riesling Trocken 2020  Front Label
              Wittmann Westhofener Riesling Trocken 2020
              Riesling from Rheinhessen, 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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            • Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Riesling Superior 2020  Front Label
              Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Riesling Superior 2020
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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            • Maximin Grunhaus Schloss Riesling 2020  Front Label
              Maximin Grunhaus Schloss Riesling 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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            • Prost Rheinhessen Dry Riesling 2020  Front Label
              Prost Rheinhessen Dry Riesling 2020
              Riesling from Rheinhessen, 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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              • 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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              • Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2020  Front Label
                Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2020
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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              • Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2020  Front Label
                Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2020
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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              • Maximin Grunhaus Mosel Riesling Brut Sekt 2018  Front Label
                Maximin Grunhaus Mosel Riesling Brut Sekt 2018
                Vintage Sparkling Wine from Mosel, 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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                • Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
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                  Riesling from Mosel, 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 Erdener Treppchen Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2020  Front Label
                  Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2020
                  Riesling from Mosel, 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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