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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 Sonnenhur Dry Riesling Old Vines Grosses Gewachs 2015  Front Label
    S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenhur Dry Riesling Old Vines Grosses Gewachs 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2015 Front Label
    Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2015 Front Label
    Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett 2015 Front Label
    Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • August Kesseler N Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
    August Kesseler N Pinot Noir 2015
    Pinot Noir from Rheingau, Germany
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  • Schloss Vollrads Rheingau Riesling Spatlese 2015 Front Label
    Schloss Vollrads Rheingau Riesling Spatlese 2015
    Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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  • Villa Wolf Pfalz Dry Riesling 2015 Front Label
    Villa Wolf Pfalz Dry Riesling 2015
    Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
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  • Studert-Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2015 Front Label
    Studert-Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Gewurztraminer 2015 Front Label
    Heinz Eifel Shine Rheinhessen Gewurztraminer 2015
    Gewurztraminer from Rheinhessen, Germany
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  • Gryphon Crest Baden Pinot Noir 2015  Front Label
    Gryphon Crest Baden Pinot Noir 2015
    Pinot Noir from Baden, Germany
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  • Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese 2015 Front Label
    Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese 2015
    Riesling from Germany
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  • The Seeker Mosel Riesling 2015 Front Label
    The Seeker Mosel Riesling 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Wittmann Rheinhessen Spatburgunder Trocken 2015  Front Label
    Wittmann Rheinhessen Spatburgunder Trocken 2015
    Pinot Noir from Rheinhessen, Germany
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  • Heinz Eifel Mosel Riesling Auslese 2015 Front Label
    Heinz Eifel Mosel Riesling Auslese 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Blanc 2015 Front Label
    Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Blanc 2015
    Pinot Blanc from Pfalz, Germany
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  • August Kesseler Rheingau Riesling R Kabinett 2015 Front Label
    August Kesseler Rheingau Riesling R Kabinett 2015
    Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
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  • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2015 Front Label
    Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • S.A. Prum Graacher Dompropst Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2015  Front Label
    S.A. Prum Graacher Dompropst Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • S.A. Prum  Mosel Riesling Kabinett Blue 2015 Front Label
    S.A. Prum Mosel Riesling Kabinett Blue 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2015 Front Label
    J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Noir Rose 2015 Front Label
    Villa Wolf Pfalz Pinot Noir Rose 2015
    Rosé from Germany
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  • Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2015 Front Label
    Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling Trocken 2015
    Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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  • Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2015 Front Label
    Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • S.A. Prum Mosel Riesling Essence 2015 Front Label
    S.A. Prum Mosel Riesling Essence 2015
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Maximin Grunhauser Mosel Riesling Brut Sekt 2015  Front Label
    Maximin Grunhauser Mosel Riesling Brut Sekt 2015
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Mosel, Germany
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