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The Mosel is the most prestigious wine growing region of Germany, famed for its slatey soils and steep slopes overlooking the Mosel River. This is arguably the finest terroir in the world for producing Riesling creating a style that is fresh, mineral and wonderfully long-lived.

No pictures or videos can quite prepare you for how precipitously steep the landscape is here. In some places, the vineyards are almost vertical, catching the sun on the south-facing slopes – switching sides depending on how the river carves its way along the valley floor. Whilst they may not be the easiest to understand,...

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nor the most accessible, the wines of the Mosel are surely some of the most thrilling in all of the winemaking world. Like all great fine wines, much of this is down to the unique terroir on which the vines are grown. However, here in the most northerly limits of viticulture where climatic extremes are only tempered by the steepness of the slopes, Riesling finds its apogee: soaking up terroir like a sponge, revealing varying degrees of sweetness when the conditions allow, alongside an astonishing, exhilarating thread of acidity that makes these wines age with grace and style for decades.

The Mosel is also responsible for a breath-taking range of styles, from light, restrained Kabinetts to luscious Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese, all feature the characteristic slatey minerality and fine backbone of acidity. With such terroir-driven wines, a wealth of styles and superb ageing potential this is quite simply the region for Riesling lovers.

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