Riesling

  • Grape:Riesling
  • Home:Pfalz / Germany
  • Style:Fruity / Zesty / Rich
  • Taste:Citrus / Peach / Honey
  • Food:Mild Curries / Pork Belly / Asian Dishes
  • Awards:2016 vintage: International Wine Challenge - Silver
  • Lifestyle:2016 vintage: not Vegetarian

This Riesling is from Pfalz, one of Germany’s top regions for this grape variety. Other well-known regions for Riesling include Mosel, Rheingau and Nahe. A tip for checking the style of a Riesling before opening it up is to check the alcohol level – anything over 12% will be on the dryer side of the spectrum, the lower the alcohol under 12% the sweeter it will be (e.g. 7% will be pretty sweet)

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Geek Fact: Riesling is the most widely grown grape in Germany and one of the 6 original ‘Noble Grapes’, alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc.