The best wines of Moselle

Discover the best wines of Moselle as well as the best winemakers of Moselle and estates of Moselle to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Moselle and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Moselle by region

Looking for a good wine of Moselle among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Moselle. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Moselle with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Moselle

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Moselle

Red wines from the region of Moselle go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of sauté of veal with olives (corsica), savoyard crozet gratin or rabbit and mushroom gibelotte.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Moselle

On the nose the red wine of the region of Moselle. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, earthy or earth and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, oaky or vanilla.

The best vintages in red wine of Moselle

  • 2018 With an average score of 3.67/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.66/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.59/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.57/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.52/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Moselle

  • Pinot Noir

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Moselle

A wine route planned in the region of Moselle? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Moselle.

Discovering the wine region of Moselle

Germany/mosel-saar-ruwer">Moselle is an appellation covering white, red and rosé wines from an area in the administrative department of Moselle in Northeastern France. The Vineyard">Vineyard zone covers land on both sides of the Mosel River (known locally as the Moselle), before it flows north to form the heart of Germany's famed Mosel wine region. Moselle wines are most often light, Aromatic whites with crisp Acidity. They are made predominantly from the Grape/auxerrois">Auxerrois Blanc and Müller-Thurgau grape varieties.

The Moselle AOC zone extends along the banks of the river in western Moselle, covering 18 communes in that department plus one in the neighboring department of Meurthe-et-Moselle. Most vineyards lie on south-facing hillsides to make the most of sunlight exposure, an important consideration at the area's relatively high latitude of 49°N. In fact, aside from a few vineyards in the very north of Champagne, Moselle boasts France's northernmost AOC-defined area. Historically, Moselle (and indeed much of the Lorraine region) was an important area of wine production in northern France.

Before the introduction of appellation laws, vineyards near Metz were planted to Pinot Noir. These were used in the production of Champagne, or – while Lorraine was under German rule following the Franco-Prussian War – Sekt. The land under vine in Moselle decreased following the crisis involving Phylloxera, which reached the area in the early 20th Century. This was followed by a period of increasing industrialization and then World War I, which had a major impact on all forms of agriculture in northeast France.

Great white wines of Moselle

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Moselle

White wines from the region of Moselle go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of salmon crumble, shrimp and zucchini with curry and coconut milk or vegetable soup with savoy cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Moselle

On the nose the white wine of the region of Moselle. often reveals types of flavors of apples, straw or floral and sometimes also flavors of citrus fruit, oak or vegetal.

The best vintages in white wine of Moselle

  • 2019 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.82/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.82/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.78/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.77/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.76/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Moselle

  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Rivaner
  • Auxerrois
  • Gewürztraminer

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Moselle

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Discover the grape variety: Auxerrois

Auxerrois is a white grape variety native to Lorraine, which is also found in Alsace and in the Loire Valley, where it took off in 1950. Its name comes from the nurseries in Auxerre where it found refuge during the Second World War. Often called Pinot Auxerrois, it is part of the Moselle, Alsace and Côtes-de-Toul AOC grape varieties. Auxerrois should not be confused with côt or malbec, which are red grape varieties from the Cahors region and which may bear the same name. The bunches of Auxerrois are of medium size with small berries. It is a semi-late grape variety whose buds only come out when temperatures are well above 10°C. Auxerrois wines are characterized by finesse and acidity and subtle aromas of exotic fruits, fruits and white flowers. In France, it represents 1,600 hectares of production and some small parcels of Auxerrois are also present in Luxembourg, Germany, Canada and South Africa (2,300 hectares in total).

Great sparkling wines of Moselle

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Moselle

Sparkling wines from the region of Moselle go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, vegetarian or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of mussels with camembert cheese, mushroom, bacon and gruyere quiche or chorizo puff pastry.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Moselle

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Moselle. often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, nutty or toffee and sometimes also flavors of tropical fruit, tree fruit or oak. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Moselle. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Moselle

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.08/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.97/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Moselle

  • Riesling
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamay Noir
  • Auxerrois

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Moselle

A wine route planned in the region of Moselle? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Moselle.

The word of the wine: Light (taste of)

Taste close to oxidation, characteristic of champagnes altered by prolonged exposure to light.

Great pink wines of Moselle

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Moselle

Pink wines from the region of Moselle go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of escargots à la bordelaise, leek, goat cheese and bacon quiche or duck breast with goat cheese and local ham.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Moselle

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Moselle. often reveals types of flavors of strawberries, citrus fruit or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of raspberry, cream or cherry.

The best vintages in pink wine of Moselle

  • 2019 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.76/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.73/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.42/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Moselle

  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamay
  • Auxerrois
  • Gamay Noir
  • Pinot Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Moselle

A wine route planned in the region of Moselle? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Moselle.

Discover the grape variety: Elbling

Elbling blanc is a grape variety that originated in France. It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape for eating on our tables. White Elbling can be found grown in these vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley.

News from the vineyard of Moselle

Andrew Jefford: ‘The gifts of Bacchus hold our gaze like a procession’

Do growers make wine – or do markets? Growers, of course. Yet markets define the scope of the grower’s creative efforts by what they reward or sanction. When markets are neglectful and unresponsive, there’s little the grower can do but conform. It’s a problem the world over. Here’s an example. The river Moselle/Mosel rises to the wet west of the Vosges mountains, then curves in a long green arc heading north through Epinal, Metz and (along the left bank) Luxembourg’s Grand Duchy, turning east at ...

Andrew Jefford: ‘The gifts of Bacchus hold our gaze like a procession’

Do growers make wine – or do markets? Growers, of course. Yet markets define the scope of the grower’s creative efforts by what they reward or sanction. When markets are neglectful and unresponsive, there’s little the grower can do but conform. It’s a problem the world over. Here’s an example. The river Moselle/Mosel rises to the wet west of the Vosges mountains, then curves in a long green arc heading north through Epinal, Metz and (along the left bank) Luxembourg’s Grand Duchy, turning east at ...

What style should one expect from a good Chablis by Debra MEIBURG

On December 10, 2020, four Hong Kong personalities discussed Chablis wines on a live webinar: Yang LU, Master Sommelier and Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador, Debra MEIBURG, Master of Wine, Ivy NG, Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador and Rebecca LEUNG, wine expert. In 80-second clip, Debra MEIBURG answers the question of an Internet user : what style should one expect from a good Chablis ? #Chablis #PureChablis ...

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