Riesling wine has a colourful German heritage and has emerged as one of the most collectible white wines around the world. The best Riesling grow along the Mosel River in Germany on steep south facing hills.
This aromatic wine offers primary aromas of nectarine, apple, apricot and pear. Honeycomb, Jasmine, lime peel beeswax, petrol, ginger and citrus blossom also feature.
On the palate, Riesling has high acidity.
Traditionally, most Rieslings lean on the sweeter end of the spectrum but there are also dry Rieslings (not sweet). Riesling are terrific partners for many types of cuisine. With their extraordinary range of sweetness levels and regional styles, it's possible to find a Riesling for just about any dish.
Often maligned as overly sweet, good Riesling has a brightness and balance that makes it delicious with an astonishing range of foods.
Steely and dry Rieslings.
These bright, citrusy Rieslings are delicious with foods that have "green flavours". Their vibrant acidity and minerality can also be terrific with rich dishes flavoured with a squeeze of lime like beef curry.
Rich and Dry Riesling.
Full- bodied Rieslings are great with earthy flavours and perfect with luscious sauces. Less flamboyantly aromatic and fruity than sweet Rieslings, their higher alcohol gives them a big full-time bodied structure, making them well-suited to traditional European style cuisine.
Slightly Sweet Riesling.
Their low alcohol and whisper of sweetness are superb for light meals or salty snacks.
Moderately Sweet to Sweet Rieslings.
Dishes that combine sweet and savoury flavours or intense and fiery dishes.