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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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  • S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2009 Front Label
    S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2009
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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    • J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 2009 Front Label
      J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 2009
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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    • August Kesseler Silvaner Riesling 2009 Front Label
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    • St. Urbans-Hof Estate Riesling QbA 2009 Front Label
      St. Urbans-Hof Estate Riesling QbA 2009
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      • J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Gold Capsule Auslese Riesling 2009 Front Label
        J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Gold Capsule Auslese Riesling 2009
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      • Karthauserhof Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewachs 2009 Front Label
        Karthauserhof Riesling Trocken Grosses Gewachs 2009
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      • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2009 Front Label
        Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2009
        Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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      • Maximin Grunhauser Riesling QbA Trocken 2009 Front Label
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      • Robert Weil Qualitätswein Trocken Kiedrich Turmberg 2009 Front Label
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      • Weingut Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Kabinett 2009 Front Label
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        Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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      • Markus Molitor QbA Riesling 2009 Front Label
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        • Prinz Von Hessen H Riesling 2009 Front Label
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          • St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2009 Front Label
            St. Urbans-Hof Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2009
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2009 Front Label
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          • Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2009 Front Label
            Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2009
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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          • Cupcake Vineyards Riesling 2009 Front Label
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            • Bollig-Lehnert Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Kabinett 2009 Front Label
              Bollig-Lehnert Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Kabinett 2009
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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            • Clean Slate Riesling 2009 Front Label
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              • Blue Nun Riesling 2009 Front Label
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                • Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett 2009 Front Label
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                  • Villa Wolf Gewurztraminer 2009 Front Label
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                    • Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2009 Front Label
                      Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2009
                      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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