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A very juicy and refreshing riesling Kabinett that’s barely off-dry, with stacks of stony and earthy character...
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1.5Ltr - Case of 3
Bottle: $200.78
The 2017 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Auslese is intense and floral on the deep and still only slightly flinty nose....
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $106.78
The 2019 Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Auslese is precise, refined and fresh on the tropical, finely concentrated nose...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $56.95
The 2019 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese is precise and finely flinty on the pure yet elegant and stony nose....
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1.5Ltr - Case of 3
Bottle: $175.12
This features intriguing spicy notes of clove and star anise that extend from start to finish, while the core is...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $39.95
A slate, stone and flint-laced nose with plenty of spice, light pepper, some lime juice and lemons. The palate has a...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $53.45
Still a bit closed, but this is a stunning Kabinett that has a whole extra dimension of fruit aromas and a great...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $56.78
I love the ripe peachy fruit of this wine. Behind that, there’s a great mineral structure that effortlessly carries...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $47.28
Rich, with an exotic profile, featuring lychee and papaya notes. The acidity provides beautiful balance, while hints...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $43.89
The attractive, ripe white-peach, pomegranate and honeysuckle aromas are married to a light body, but this has a...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $49.62
This white is juicy and shows a bit more flesh covering its spine of acidity, showcasing peach, apple and slate...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $48.00
The 2019 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett feinherb is clear, refined and flinty on the crunchy/slatey nose....
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $78.87
Smoke, slate, peach, apricot, chive and brown butter aromas and flavors are unleashed in this silky smooth white,...
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1.5Ltr - Case of 6
Bottle: $132.78
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $105.12
Ravishing peach and mango nose. A powerful and concentrated Spätlese that has a ripeness and polish rare in 2016. Up...
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $133.45
Stunning nose of yellow and white peaches with delicate exotic-fruit notes and, with aeration, also hints of orchids....
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750ml - Case of 6
Bottle: $41.62
A Thanisch 2010 Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Spatlese inhabits a yet more delicate realm than its siblings. Largely...
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Germany Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Mittel Mosel Bernkastel

As in many Old World countries, the rise of viticulture in Germany came about as a result of the Roman Empire, who saw the potential for vine cultivation in the vast flatlands around the base of the Rhine valley. Indeed, for over a thousand years, Germany's wine production levels were enormous, with much of the south of the country being used more or less exclusively for growing grapes. Over time, this diminished to make way for expanding cities and other types of industries, but Southern Germany remains very much an important wine region within Europe, with many beautifully balanced and flavorful German wines being prized by locals and international wine lovers alike. The hills around Baden-Baden and Mannheim are especially noteworthy, as these produce the high end of the characteristic semi-sweet white wines which couple so perfectly with German cheeses and pickled vegetables. However, all of Germany's wine producing regions have something special and unique to offer, and are a joy to explore and experience.

The beautiful German wine region of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer (nowadays commonly referred to simply as ‘Mosel’) is surely the country’s star attraction when it comes to viticulture. Dramatic, historic and sensational, the wines which come out of this special region are renowned for their ability to beautifully express their unique terroir, as well as the fine, traditional methods which go into their production. One of the main features of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is the extremely steep slopes on which the vines are grown. They are perilous to negotiate, extremely difficult to maintain, but there’s no doubt in the local vintner’s minds that the results are absolutely worth the effort. The superb drainage these vineyards benefit from, along with the cool climate they receive, help to produce wines of remarkable character and balance which have an enormous global fanbase.

The most popular wine produced in Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is surely Riesling, the noble germanic grape which produces such fascinating, mineral characteristics in the bottle, and which can be drunk young or aged to create stunning results. Over fifty percent of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer’s fine vineyards are planted with Riesling, so popular are the wines made from this fruit. However, other white varietals such as Weissburgunder do very well here too, and red grape varietals like Pinot Noir also produce impressive wines.