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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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  • Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
    Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Spatlese 2002
    Riesling from Nahe, Germany
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    • J.J. Christoffel Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese 2002 Front Label
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    • Josef Leitz Riesling Spatlese Rudesheimer Magdalenekreuz 2002 Front Label
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    • Schmitt Sohne Riesling QbA 2002 Front Label
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        • J.J. Christoffel Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2002 Front Label
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          • Schloss Saarstein Riesling Kabinett 2002 Front Label
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            • Georg Breuer Terra Montosa 2002 Front Label
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              • Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
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                • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Auslese 2002 Front Label
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                  • Von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Kabinett 2002 Front Label
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                    • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Kabinett 2002 Front Label
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                      • J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 2002 Front Label
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                        • Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Kabinett 2002 Front Label
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                          • Donnhoff Riesling Qualitswein 2002 Front Label
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                              • J.J. Prum Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2002 Front Label
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                              • Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Auslese Goldkapsel 2002 Front Label
                                Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Auslese Goldkapsel 2002
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                              • J.J. Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
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                              • Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese Trocken 2002 Front Label
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                              • Bassermann-Jordan Forster Jesuitengarten Spatlese 2002 Front Label
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                              • Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
                                Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese 2002
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