Germany

"Germany is home to nearly 135 different grape varieties, from lesser-known varieties such as Albalonga and Zweigeltrebe to well-known favourites such as Riesling and Pinot Noir. With 64.5% of Germany’s vineyards dedicated to producing knock-out white wine, and 11.5% to Pinot Noir, it’s never been a more exciting time for German wine production...

Of all the grapes of Germany, the most noble is the Riesling... a very dependable bearer of high quality grapes which have an acidity level that gives the wine a racy freshness and contributes to its long life... Riesling produces elegant wines of rich character with an incomparable fragrance and taste, often reminiscent of peaches, or when young, apples. In 1996, the vineyard area planted with Riesling exceeded that of Müller-Thurgau, thus making it Germany’s premier grape variety in terms of area (ca. one fifth of all plantings). It is grown throughout German wine country....

The traditional style of German Spätburgunder (called Pinot Noir in France) is lighter in color, body and tannic acidity than its counterparts from warmer climates. Many contemporary winemakers, however, are producing wines that are more international in style, ie fuller-bodied, deep red wines with higher tannin levels...

With the exception of Saale-Unstrut and Sachsen in the East, Germany’s winegrowing regions are mostly concentrated in the south where the weather is slightly warmer.

Moderate summer temperatures produce wines that are relatively low in alcohol, and the diversity of German wine stems from the many soil types and grape varieties found throughout Germany’s 13 wine-growing regions." - Wines of Germany

Map courtesy: Wines of Germany

  • Salwey Pinot Noir 2020

    Salwey Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: Germany

    JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20 POINTS!
    "VINTNER OF THE YEAR 2017" - FALSTAFF
    GROWN ON THE SLOPES OF AN ANCIENT VOLCANO, IT HAS APPROACHABILITY AND INTEREST IN SPADES

      "A beautiful berry basket lined with flowers and green accents. Touch of plum cake and redcurrant, taut and crisp, earthy spice. This is all pure, linear, clarion fruit with very little balsamic or autumnal influence. Volcanic minerality and ripe...

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    Current stock: 12

    $39.00
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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2022

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!
    SHARPLY FOCUSED AND BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED RICHNESS

      "Brimming with stone fruits with delicate floral honey and caramelized pear aromas. Ripe and generous, but with a lively acidity that keeps this moving briskly over the palate. Long finish in which creamy and crisp elements are beautifully...

    Current stock: 2

    $62.00
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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2022

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS!
    A PIERCINGLY INTENSE AND SUBSTANTIALLY LONG-FLAVOURED RIESLING

      "This needs a moment’s aeration for the fine stone fruit aromas to emerge. Stunning concentration and succulence, but also impeccable balance this is a great Mosel GG that will give so much pleasure in the years to come. In spite of...

    Current stock: 6

    $95.00
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  • Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2022

    Dr Loosen Dry Riesling 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    CRISP, RACY, REFRESHING. THIS ENTRY-LEVEL RIESLING SHOWS EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT WITH A ELEGANT FINISH

      "This crisp, refreshing Riesling represents the jumping-in point from Dr. Loosen, capturing the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. Located in far western Germany, the Dr. Loosen...

    Current stock: 9

    $25.00
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  • Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2022

    Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    RICHLY TEXTURED AND BEAUTIFUL - OFF-DRY RIESLING FROM FAMED SITE

      "What a juicy and animating light Mosel Kabinett with lime zest and mint character, plus good yellow and green apple fruit. Long, super-clean finish. And the total impression is of a wine that’s barely off-dry." - James Suckling "Erni...

    Current stock: 7

    $40.00
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  • Hofmann Muschelkalk Riesling Trocken 2021

    Hofmann Muschelkalk Riesling Trocken 2021

    Region: Germany

    DRY RHEINHESSEN RIESLING, MARKEDLY PURE, FRESH AND INTENSE

      "This "little Hundertgulden" comes from young Riesling vines in our limestone-laced top vineyard. Dried apricots mingle with a fine salinity, extract and spice to exert lithe strength on the palate. It owes its distinctive character to the coral...

    Current stock: 1

    $35.00
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  • Wittmann Vom Kalkstein Riesling 2022

    Wittmann Vom Kalkstein Riesling 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Organic Biodynamic

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!
    AN ALLURING, MINERAL AND DRY RIESLING FROM A HIGHLY REGARDED BIODYNAMIC PRODUCER

      "Simultaneously ripe and chalky, cool and elegant with excellent citrusy freshness, this is a delicious dry riesling that really embodies the new style of German wine where charm and depth are equally valued. So much energy at the long, quite...

    Current stock: 11

    $57.50
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  • Reichsrat von Buhl Riesling Trocken 2022

    Reichsrat von Buhl Riesling Trocken 2022

    Region: Germany
    Farming Organic

    THE COMPARATIVELY WARMER GERMAN CLIMATE IN PFALZ BRINGS A RIESLING OF EXTRA DIMENSION

      "This is a juicy, mineral-rich Riesling, with the extra palate-weight of the vintage proving a perfect foil for the rocky texture, mouth-watering, citrus-edged acidity and near-absolute-dry finish. Von Buhl’s entry-level wine is drawn from...

    Current stock: 9

    $30.00
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  • Dr Loosen Dr Lo Alcohol-Removed Riesling N.V.

    Dr Loosen Dr Lo Alcohol-Removed Riesling N.V.

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    BRISK, REFRESHING, ALCOHOL-FREE RIESLING FROM ICONIC GERMAN WINEMAKERS

        "The Dr. Lo de-alcoholised Riesling was crafted with care by iconic German winemakers, Dr. Loosen. Removing alcohol from wine whilst retaining purity of aroma and flavour is a state of the art process and the Dr. Loosen team have...

    Current stock: 1

    $26.00
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  • Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2021

    Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2021

    Region: Germany

    DELICIOUSLY COMPLEX AND FUN RIESLING

      "Barrel fermented, of course & a so-called “light weight” and classic Kabinett with intensity coming on the palate. A really fun wine with some fresh white fruit flavours as well as some...

    Current stock: 2

    $32.00
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  • JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2021

    JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 95 POINTS!
    MOSEL FINE WINES 95 POINTS!
    JANCIS ROBINSON 16++/20 POINTS!

      "A fabulous example of the category, combining richness with poise, this exciting mix of lemon curd, apricot pastry, grapefruit and slate minerality is somewhat lean and nimble, but with air reveals its brilliance. All flavors are intensely...

    Current stock: 1

    $140.00
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  • JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2021

    JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    MOSEL FINE WINES 94 POINTS!
    JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20 POINTS!

        "This shows very little sweetness, but is harmonious and well integrated despite the firm acidity that fuels it. Stone- and orchard-fruit notes are flecked by chrysanthemum and cardamom to create the full-spectrum. The finish is long and...

    Current stock: 2

    $125.00
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  • JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2021

    JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20 POINTS!

       "The 2021er Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese has a beautifully complex and pure nose of lime tree, verbena, orange blossom, anise, smoke, cassis, jasmine, and white peach. The wine coats the palate with very pure and fresh fruits...

    Current stock: 2

    $125.00
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  • JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2021

    JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20 POINTS!

      "Vivid freshness, however, is immediately apparent on the palate. The body speaks more of stone, with ripe yet lime-edged stone fruit already beckoning but still unfurling and pointing to depth with a little more texture. The finish is very...

    Current stock: 2

    $110.00
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  • Immel Reserve Chardonnay 2021

    Immel Reserve Chardonnay 2021

    Region: Germany

    FULL-BODIED, CREAMY GERMAN CHARDONNAY - REMINISCENT OF A BURGUNDY!

      "Expansive nose of candied citrus, fresh nuts, flint and fresh herbs. The spot-on balance of ripeness, creaminess and chalky minerality, plus underplayed power and concentration make this stand out in the rapidly developing field of German...

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    Current stock: 23

    $60.00
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  • Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Dr Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 95-96 POINTS!

      "The 2021 Ürziger Würzgarten GG Alte Reben offers a clear, beautifully refined and flinty bouquet of ripe and elegant Riesling fruit spiced with stony splinters. Lush and refined on the palate, this is a very elegant, saline and...

    Current stock: 3

    $95.00
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  • Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Grosses Gewachs 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 94-96 POINTS!

      "Loosen's 2021 Erdener Treppchen GG Alte Reben is remarkably refined on the nose that exhibits a delicate and flinty-scented bright stone fruit and Riesling aroma. The palate is round and playful, almost silky and very elegant, leading to an...

    Current stock: 6

    $95.00
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  • Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Region: Germany
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    ONE OF GERMANY'S FINEST VINEYARDS, IN THE HANDS OF A MASTERFUL WINEMAKER, BRINGS A RIESLING OF INTENSITY AND GENEROSITY

      "The steep Sonnenuhr (Sundial) vineyard consistently yields some of the most elegant wines in the world. This Riesling Kabinett is racy and crisp, with lovely citrus aromas. It is naturally light in alcohol and is an ideal companion to mildly...

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    Current stock: 5

    $40.00
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  • Robert Weil Rheingau Trocken Riesling 2021

    Robert Weil Rheingau Trocken Riesling 2021

    Region: Germany

    DRY, STONY RIESLING WITH PALATE WEIGHT AND INTENSITY

      “Enticing spring blossom, white peach and Amalfi lemon aromas with a touch of herbal freshness. Elegant and racy with a tight core of wet stone minerality and fine tannins. Very crisp and bright finish. This should age extremely well...

    Current stock: 4

    $63.00
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  • Gunderloch Jean Baptiste Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Gunderloch Jean Baptiste Riesling Kabinett 2021

    Region: Germany

    AFFORDABLE GERMAN RIESLING WITH LUSCIOUS FLAVOUR PROFILE - A REAL WINNER HERE!

      "Predominantly from the Pettenthal (Rheinhessen), the 2021 Riesling Kabinett Jean Baptiste is based on about 20 different vats and offers a coolish, clear and precise bouquet of beautifully ripe and finely concentrated fruit with raisin and pink...

    Current stock: 10

    $35.00
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