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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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  • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese 2005 Front Label
    Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese 2005
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese 2005 Front Label
    Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese 2005
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    • Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2005 Front Label
      Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett 2005
      Riesling from Nahe, Germany
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      • Prinz Salm Schloss Wallhausen Riesling Spatlese 2005 Front Label
        Prinz Salm Schloss Wallhausen Riesling Spatlese 2005
        Riesling from Germany
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      • Baron zu Knyphausen Kiedricher Sandgrub Riesling Spatlese 2005 Front Label
        Baron zu Knyphausen Kiedricher Sandgrub Riesling Spatlese 2005
        Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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      • Baron zu Knyphausen Riesling QbA 2005 Front Label
        Baron zu Knyphausen Riesling QbA 2005
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        • Saint M Pfalz Riesling 2005 Front Label
          Saint M Pfalz Riesling 2005
          Riesling from Germany
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          • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Kabinett 2005 Front Label
            Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Kabinett 2005
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2005 Front Label
            Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2005
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2005 Front Label
            Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2005
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2005 Front Label
            Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2005
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Schmitt Sohne Liebfraumilch QbA 2005 Front Label
            Schmitt Sohne Liebfraumilch QbA 2005
            Other White Blends from Germany
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            • Von Kesselstatt RK Estate Riesling 2005 Front Label
              Von Kesselstatt RK Estate Riesling 2005
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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              • S.A. Prum Mosel Riesling Essence 2005 Front Label
                S.A. Prum Mosel Riesling Essence 2005
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burgraf) Riesling Classic 2005 Front Label
                  Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burgraf) Riesling Classic 2005
                  Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Schloss Saarstein Riesling QbA 2005 Front Label
                  Schloss Saarstein Riesling QbA 2005
                  Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese 2005 Front Label
                  Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese 2005
                  Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2005 Front Label
                  Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett 2005
                  Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2005 Front Label
                  Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2005
                  Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                  • S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2005 Front Label
                    S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2005
                    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                    • Kuhl Riesling 2005 Front Label
                      Kuhl Riesling 2005
                      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                      • Rudolph Muller Riesling Kabinett 2005 Front Label
                        Rudolph Muller Riesling Kabinett 2005
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                        • Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Gris 2005 Front Label
                          Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Gris 2005
                          Pinot Gris/Grigio from Germany
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                          • Rudolph Muller Riesling Pfalz 2005
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                            • 2 Brothers Big Tattoo White 2005 Front Label
                              2 Brothers Big Tattoo White 2005
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