Germany

Germany is fully capable of producing some of the world's great white wines. One hundred years ago the demand for and thus prices commanded for the wines from the finest vineyards in Piesport, Morcobrunn and Rudesheim rivaled the best wines from Bordeaux. Largely due to the lack of government regulation in to the quality of wine output, Germany over the past century became known for producing sweet sugar-water wines at cheap costs, flooding the world market. This has had a negative affect on the perception of Germany wines worldwide, but rest assured we only choose to stock Germany wines of high quality.
The Riesling grape with all its versatility is the main grape variety, and whilst many countries make Riesling, none can match the mouth-watering freshness and supreme delicacy achieved in a Mosel kabinett from a top producer. Germany dry Rieslings as a rule tend to to be very graceful and elegant as compared to Rieslings from other countries, with an emphasis on finesse, not power. Standout producers such as Robert Weil make the headlines, but Donnhoff, JL Wolf, A Christmann and Georg Breuer are too worth seeking out.

Another most interesting contribution from Germany was Eiswine (ice wine), which until the 1970's was a freak of nature, though is now carefully managed. To produce Eiswine, parcels of vines are left out exposed to the frost, and although the production cost is astronomical they remain very popular. Robust Pinot Blancs and Pinot Gris are also produced in the whites and Pinot Noir, referred to as Spätburgunder is also grown.

The climate in Germany is, for the most part, cool, the exception being in the Pfalz and in Baden. As a result, vineyards are carefully selected with good sunlight exposure a must. For example along the banks of the Mosel River, vines are only planted one side, as there isn't enough sunlight exposure to ripen grapes on the north facing side.

Key regions include Mosel and Nahe where extraordinary Rieslings are produced.
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  1. JL WOLF VILLA WOLF GEWURZTRAMINER 2018
    The fruit is processed as quickly as possible to preserve freshness. Delicate varietal aromas of spice and fresh roses. A juicy textured palate. Very refreshing to drink with a crisp, dry finish. ... Learn More
  2. GUNDERLOCH 'FRITZ' RIESLING 2017
    Citrus, floral, honey and white peach aromas, with some minerality notes. Fresh, creamy, juicy, round palate with some sweetness but balanced acidity. Off-dry in character with a cleansing acidity and plenty of citrus and stone fruit make this a perfect ... Learn More
  3. DR LOOSEN DR L RIESLING DRY 2016
    An entry level Riesling at a fantastic price. "We call them our 'welcome to the Mosel' wines." Dr. Loosen. Racy, elegant, bright and vibrant - perfect for a summers afternoon. The fragrant nose of honey, apricot and stone fruit carries ... Learn More
  4. JL WOLF 'WACHENHEIMER' RIESLING 2017
    Made by the famous and energetic Ernie Loosen (of Dr Loosen fame), voted one of the World's 50 Most Influential Winemakers in Wine & Spirits Magazine. The fruit for the Wachenheimer Riesling comes from a single-vineyard site , called Königswingert (“King’s ... Learn More
  5. DR LOOSEN BERNKASTELER LAY KABINETT 2016
    Kabinett is the lightest, most delicate style of Riesling in Germany, produced from the earliest harvested grapes in the best vineyard sites. Fresh citrus and green apple aromas with some mineral notes. Delicious lime juice flavours and gentle acidity with ... Learn More
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  6. WITTMANN ESTATE RIESLING 2018
    The 2018 Riesling trocken is sourced 100% from the calcareous sites in Westhofen. ... Learn More
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  7. A. CHRISTMANN 'PFALZ' RIESLING 2018
    The Pfalz Riesling is produced from the grapes of first pickings in our classified sites. These are always picked on the perfect degree of ripeness limiting the amount of fruit acid to a moderate level. The wine unites the minerality, ... Learn More
  8. DONNHOFF 'OBERHAUSER LEISTENBERG' RIESLING KABINETT 2016
    Sourced from a steep, southeast-facing slope with grey clay slate soil. A perfect vineyard for Kabinett wines! A cool, fresh nose with white peach, fresh fig and apple aromas. With well-defined, spicy fruit, very elegant with a wonderful balance between ... Learn More
  9. HUBER ALTE REBEN PINOT NOIR 2013
    "This is an excellent little cru with grip and stimulating authenticity." Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate It has complex, deep aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate and spice. The nose follows onto the palate with soft tannins, a frisky-elegant character ... Learn More
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  10. GUNDERLOCH 'ROTHENBERG GROSSES GEWACHS' RIESLING 2017
    A mouthwatering German Riesling, sourced from the Rothenberg vineyard, a "Grosses Gewachs" or "Great Growth" vineyard. Off-dry in character with a cleansing acidity and plenty of citrus and stone fruit make this a perfect aperitif. Aromas of citrus, floral, honey ... Learn More
  11. DONNHOFF ESTATE DELLCHEN RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2016
    Dönnhoff wines have such power and complexity that their signature weightlessness seems nigh on miraculous. One taste and you sense the magic. These wines are on a par with the best of Germany in a very unique way: the ... Learn More
  12. A CHRISTMANN IDIG GROSSES GEWACHS RIESLING 2014
    A beautifully balanced Riesling, with a slippery textured and powerful fruit presence. Essence of Thai piquant spice, flowers and citrus. Making it perfect for Asian cuisine and seafood. This estate only produces wines of the highest quality from the top ... Learn More
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  13. A.CHRISTMANN IDIG RIESLING GROSSES GEWACHS 2017
    Idig was more or less forgotten until the early 1990s, when the Christmann family of Gimmeldingen purchased choice parcels of the original site and “put Idig on the map” with recognition and awards by leading German and international wine critics ... Learn More
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  14. A CHRISTMANN IDIG GROSSES GEWACHS RIESLING 2013 MAGNUM
    A beautifully balanced Riesling, with a slippery textured and powerful fruit presence. Essence of Thai piquant spice, flowers and citrus, making it perfect for Asian cuisine and seafood. This estate only produces wines of the highest quality from the top ... Learn More
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