Riesling

  • Grape:Riesling
  • Home:Pfalz / Germany
  • Style:Fruity / Zesty / Rich
  • Taste:Citrus / Peach / Honey
  • Food:Mild Curries / Pork Belly / Asian Dishes
  • Awards:2018 vintage: IWSC Bronze Medal; 2017 vintage: IWSC Silver Medal; 2016 vintage: International Wine Challenge Silver Medal
  • Lifestyle:2018 vintage: vegan, 2017 vintage: vegan, 2016 vintage: not vegetarian
  • Night In:Film: Napolean Dynamite / TV: The Mighty Boosh / Song: Take a Chance on Me

Don’t be put off by what you think you know about Riesling – it’s no longer the dreaded dinner party wine of the 1970’s! This Riesling is from the Pfalz region, one of Germany’s top locations for growing this grape variety.

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). Ours is just a tad off-dry, in case you were wondering.

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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.