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A noble grape produced in a wide range of styles, Riesling can be bone dry, intensely sweet and everything in between. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, Riesling wine possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. It can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and the best examples can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Riesling is best known in Germany and Alsace, and is also of great importance in Austria. The white wine variety has also been particularly successful in Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys, New Zealand, Washington, cooler regions of California, and the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Riesling Tasting Notes

Aromatic fresh fruit, lively acidity, and light body and texture are hallmarks of the Riesling grape, together with flavors of ripe stone fruit and slate. Riesling usually has a high acidity and stone fruit, citrus, spice and floral notes. At its ripest, it leans towards juicy peach, nectarine and pineapple, while cooler climes produce Rieslings redolent of Meyer lemon, lime and green apple. With age, Riesling can become truly revelatory, developing unique, complex aromatics, often with a hint of petrol.

Perfect Riesling Food Pairings

Most Riesling is found in the range of dry to just slightly sweet, making it incredibly food friendly - it pairs well with sweet-fleshed fish like sole, freshly shucked oysters and most Asian food. The off-dry styles in particular are a natural accompaniment to the spicy, sour, and sweet flavors that define many Thai and Indian recipes. This is due to the blend of tropical fruits and acidity present in these wines, as well as their low alcohol content, which balances the heat found in the food. Dry German Riesling pairs perfectly with anything that contains fall fruit. Think pork chops with apples, pear and arugula salad, or butternut squash. Sweeter styles work well with fruit-based desserts.

Sommelier Secrets for Riesling

It can be difficult to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling, and German labeling laws do not make things any easier. Look for the world “trocken” to indicate a dry wine, or “halbtrocken” or “feinherb” for off-dry. Some producers will include a helpful sweetness scale on the back label—happily, a growing trend.

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    Pewsey Vale Museum Reserve The Contours Riesling 2013
    Riesling from Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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    Forge Cellars Les Allies Riesling 2013
    Riesling from Finger Lakes, New York, Other U.S.
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    Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef) Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2013
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2013 Front Label
    Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2013
    Riesling from Central Otago, New Zealand
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    • Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Trocken Riesling 2013 Front Label
      Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Trocken Riesling 2013
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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    • Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling Reserve 2013 Front Label
      Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling Reserve 2013
      Riesling from New York, Other U.S.
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    • Two Paddocks Riesling 2013 Front Label
      Two Paddocks Riesling 2013
      Riesling from Central Otago, New Zealand
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    • Trisaetum Ribbon Ridge Estate Dry Riesling 2013 Front Label
      Trisaetum Ribbon Ridge Estate Dry Riesling 2013
      Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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      Fritz Haag Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett 2013
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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    • Zocker Paragon Vineyard Riesling 2013 Front Label
      Zocker Paragon Vineyard Riesling 2013
      Riesling from Edna Valley, Central Coast, California
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    • Maximin Grunhauser Estate Riesling Feinherb 2013 Front Label
      Maximin Grunhauser Estate Riesling Feinherb 2013
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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      • Brooks Willamette Valley Riesling 2013 Front Label
        Brooks Willamette Valley Riesling 2013
        Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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        • St. Urbans-Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2013 Front Label
          St. Urbans-Hof Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2013
          Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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        • Nikolaihof Gutsriesling 2013 Front Label
          Nikolaihof Gutsriesling 2013
          Riesling from Wachau, Austria
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          • Chehalem Three Vineyard Riesling 2013 Front Label
            Chehalem Three Vineyard Riesling 2013
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            • Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese 2013 Front Label
              Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spatlese 2013
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              • Dunham Cellars Four Legged White 2013 Front Label
                Dunham Cellars Four Legged White 2013
                Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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              • Boundary Breaks No.198 Reserve Riesling 2013 Front Label
                Boundary Breaks No.198 Reserve Riesling 2013
                Riesling from New York, Other U.S.
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              • Lemelson Dry Riesling 2013 Front Label
                Lemelson Dry Riesling 2013
                Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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