Niersteiner Gutes Domtal Egberts, Rheinhessen, Germany 2019
A blend of several grape varieties including Riesling.
The German classic from the banks of the Rhine around Nierstein. A sweet and relatively low alcohol white...
Dönnhoff Felsenberg Felsentürmchen Riesling Nahe, Germany GG 2014
"Deep, very clear and stony/smoky on the coolish and aristocratic nose opens the 2014 Riesling Felsenberg GG 'Felsentürmchen'...
Donnhoff Felsenberg Schlossbockelheimer Grosses Gewächs, Nahe, Germany 2016
100% Resling hand harvested unoaked.
A great dry Riesling, very complex, displaying great, smoky crystallised minerality with a flinty character –...
Dr L Riesling Loosen Estate 2019, Mosel, Germany
100% Riesling selective hand picked unoaked.
This medium dry Riesling from the famous Loosen estate embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. It is really juicy with a ton of...
Dr Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese, Mosel, Germany, 2015 187ml
100% Riesling selected hand picked grapes from 60 year old vines.
Aromas of apricot and lime zest in this elegant dessert wine filled to the brim with lush tropical fruit flavours and...
Dr Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Auslese Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2014
100% Riesling hand harvested from 100 year old vines unoaked.
Auslese [OWS-lay-zuh] means “selected from the harvest,” and is a luscious sweet...
Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany, 2017
100% Riesling hand harvested from 60 year old vines effectively unoaked.
This sweet white wines has a beautiful mix of honeycomb, pineapple and hints of complex...
Eitelsbacher Riesling Spatlese 2015 100% Riesling Fantastic richness for such a low (8.5%) alcohol wine. Restrained but with close-knit texture and long finish. A delicious medium-sweet wine with great purity and freshness...
Eitelsbacher Riesling Auslese 2011 100% Riesling Wonderful, pure flavours of citrus, nectarine, peach juice and cassis. Excellent. Gorgeous, honeyed with haunting fragrance. The flavour has great complexity and will reveal more and more...
Eitelsbacher Riesling Kabinett 2011 100% Riesling Full of green apple and limes on the palate, this is a dry, delicate Kabinett that is beautifully fresh today. The concentration of dense minerality delights the senses; a tightly woven concentration of...
Furst Spatburgunder Tradition, Franken, Germany, 2016
100% Pinot Noir in french oak barrels for 12 to 20 months and bottled unfiltered.
"Fruity and forward with lovely pure, elegant, bright dark cherry fruit nose."
Guntrum, Hipping "Louis Guntrum Grosses Gewachs" 2014, Dry Riesling, Nierstein, Rheinhessen, Germany
100% Riesling unoaked.
"Spicy and perhaps just a little reductive – smoky and herbal. Distinctive style with that light grip in...
Guntrum Oppenheim Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese, Rheinhessen, Germany 2017
100% Riesling unoaked.
Great complexity, nuances of mango and pineapple. Juicy, intense flavours, paired with a delicate sweetness, richness and structure...
Hochheimer Holle, Riesling Kabinett, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau, Germany 2016
100% Riesling unoaked
An authentic off dry Riesling with rich and delicate aromas. The wines has an elegant balance between the natural fruits and it's...
Hochheimer Holle, Riesling Spatlese, Domdechant Werner, Rheingau, Germany 2016
100 % Riesling unoaked
A delicate Riesling from full ripe grapes harvested late in October with rich natural fruit aromas of peach and apricot, the...
Louis Guntrum Louis Dry Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2014
Louis Dry Riesling comes exclusively from traditional vineyards in the heartland of Rheinhessen - the steep vineyards along the Rhein in Nierstein and...
Louis Guntrum Louis Dry Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2018
Fresh, pure, great Riesling expression and diversity. Probably the best-value Dry Riesling on the market.
Great with all kinds of seafoods, veal and...
Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling, Germany, 2018
An elegant, crisp wine, with well balanced acidity and ripe fruits. The latest cold fermented wine-making techniques capture all the delicate aromas of this appealing wine from...
Riesling Classic Domdechant Werner 2017, Hochheim, Germany
100 % Riesling unoaked.
This medium dry Riesling has rich elegant fruit aromas as a ripe apple with decent acidity are soft, round and easy going.
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Pfalz, Germany, 2018
100% Pinot Gris unoaked
The modern Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture.
An excellent partner for salmon, chicken or pork...
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz, Germany 2017
100% Pinot Noir unoaked.
There’s an attractive herby, savoury, mineral character to the nose which shows some lightly aromatic red cherry fruit. The palate has a smooth, elegant sort of...
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé, Pfalz, Germany, 2019
100% Pinot Noir unoaked
The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a true rosé (called...
Villa Wolf Riesling Dry, Pfalz, Germany, 2019
100% Riesling unoaked
This medium-bodied dry Riesling has lovely flavors of peach and stone, with a hint of apricot. Nicely balanced acidity gives it a juicy grip.
It is an excellent...
Max Ferdinand Richter Mülheimer ‘Zeppelin’ Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2019
100% Riesling fermented in temperature-controlled old oak barrels (Fuder) with natural yeast.
A nose of apple, citrus and slate stone...
German wine classification consists of several quality categories and is often the source of some confusion, especially among non-German speaking wine consumers.
The four quality levels can be split into Deutscher Tafelwein 'German table wine', Deutscher Landwein 'German country wine', Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete (QbA), or quality wine from a specific region and Prädikatswein (QmP) 'Superior quality wine'.
The QmA and QmP wines can have Prädikat designations.
Kabinett - fully ripened light wines from the main harvest, typically semi-sweet with crisp acidity, but can be dry if designated so. Spätlese - meaning "late harvest" typically semi-sweet, often (but not always) sweeter and fruitier than Kabinett. Spätlese can be a relatively full-bodied dry wine if designated so. While Spätlese means late harvest the wine is not as sweet as a dessert wine. Auslese - meaning "select harvest" made from selected very ripe bunches or grapes, typically semi-sweet or sweet, sometimes with some noble rot character. Sometimes Auslese is also made into a powerful dry wine, but the designation Auslese trocken has been discouraged after the introduction of Grosses Gewächs. Auslese is the Prädikat which covers the widest range of wine styles, and can be a dessert wine. Beerenauslese - meaning "select berry harvest" made from individually selected overripe grapes often affected by noble rot, making rich sweet dessert wine. Eiswein (ice wine) - made from grapes that have been naturally frozen on the vine, making a very concentrated wine. Must reach at least the same level of sugar content in the must as a Beerenauslese. The most classic Eiswein style is to use only grapes that are not affected by noble rot. Until the 1980s, the Eiswein designation was used in conjunction with another Prädikat (which indicated the ripeness level of the grapes before they had frozen), but is now considered a Prädikat of its own. Trockenbeerenauslese - meaning "select dry berry harvest" or "dry berry selection"
And also sweetness can be indicated on the label
trocken dry halbtrocken half-dry feinherb off-dry lieblich, mild or restsüß semi-sweet süß or edelsüß Sweet
New classes for dry wines
Classic - introduced with the 2000 vintage, Classic is in principle a dry or slightly off-dry QbA that conforms to slightly higher standards intended to make it food-friendly. Selection - in pricinple a Spätlese trocken from a selected site. Erstes Gewächs - (first class growth), a designation used only in Rheingau for top-level dry wines from selected sites.
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