Riesling Revival

The Sweetest Wines

Mosel is one of 13 German wine regions, and takes its name from the Moselle River. It is believed that viticulture was brought to this area by the Romans who planted vineyards along the Mosel and the Rhine.
Mosel is one of 13 German wine regions, and takes its name from the Moselle River.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    German wines are breaking records at auction but the industry must decide whether this is the best way to reach new drinkers and build a sustainable customer base.

  • Facts

    Facts

    • The world’s most expensive white wine was sold at a German auction in September 2015 for €12,000.
    • For the last decade, international wine critics have been full of praise for dry Rieslings priced from €20 to €60.
    • Top German wineries pick the grapes that have been on the vine for the longest period of time.
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Egon Müller likes to take his time – when greeting visitors, answering their questions, and most importantly, processing and marketing his complex wines.

His latest triumph has been a decade in the making. A wine matured in his private cellar has set a record at auction as the most expensive white wine in the world.

His Scharzhofberger Trockenbeerenauslese is only 12 years, but it fetched an an astounding €12,000 ($13,400), at the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine auction held by the German fine wines association VDP. That’s €1,000 for each year of maturation.

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