Riesling Wine

Riesling traces its ancestry back to the Rhine region of southern Germany and has long been loved by aficionados of white wine for its intense perfume and good acidity which gives it an incredible ageing potential. It’s also a late ripening variety and can adapt well to dry, medium, sweet and sparkling styles. Interestingly, it’s a varietal that’s now becoming associated with Australian and New Zealand growers – the climate and soils of the southern growing regions being about as close to perfect conditions as you could hope for. That said, Germany still produces the overwhelming majority of this historic varietal.

As a taste guide, much depends on the age of the wine and where in the world it was grown. Young Rieslings tend to show flavours of stone fruit such as peaches and apricots and the warmer the climate, the richer the fruit. Older Rieslings, particularly late harvested German styles, have aromas that are reminiscent of kerosene, petrol or even rubber. Don’t let this put you off tasting – the best styles are honeyed, rich and full of fruit and have amazing length.
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  • Walt Riesling 2017, Pfalz

    If you've ever wondered how far German white wines have come in recent years, look no further than this very delicious, and contemporary, Pfalz Riesling. Marvel at the way sweetness is perfectly poised with acidity, meaning you've a white wine that's sure to please everyone you give a glass to Read More.

    Regular Price: £10.99

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  • Blank Canvas Riesling 2013, Marlborough

    A wonderful Kabinett-style Riesling with a balance that I think it is rare to find in the southern hemisphere where the fruit is so often the star. Limey citrus freshness along with a dry, stony texture, the acid/sugar balance is worthy of a fine German Kabinett. 17.5 pts Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com Read More.

    Regular Price: £16.99

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  • Portada White 2017, Lisboa

    Rude Wines have discovered a gem with this winemaker. Delicious smooth white that went down well with a salad on a warm early autumn evening. Nice price too for the quality. Steven Read More.

    Regular Price: £7.99

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