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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