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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

Riesling can be a sweet or dry white wine. In any case it 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

Riesling is quite versatile, enjoying the company of sweet-fleshed fish like sole, freshly shucked oysters and most Asian food. 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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  • Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2018  Front Label
    Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2018
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2018  Front Label
    Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Riesling Spatlese 2018
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2018  Front Label
    Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Alte Reben Grosses Gewachs 2018
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Schafer-Frohlich Vulkangestein Riesling Trocken 2018  Front Label
    Schafer-Frohlich Vulkangestein Riesling Trocken 2018
    Riesling from Nahe, Germany
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    • JS92
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    • V91
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  • Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burgraf) Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2018  Front Label
    Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burgraf) Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2018
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
    • WS92
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  • Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett 2018  Front Label
    Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett 2018
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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    • WS90
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  • Elk Cove Estate Riesling 2018  Front Label
    Elk Cove Estate Riesling 2018
    Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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  • Forge Cellars Railroad Vineyard Dry Riesling 2018  Front Bottle Shot
    Forge Cellars Railroad Vineyard Dry Riesling 2018
    Riesling from Finger Lakes, New York, Other U.S.
    • WS91
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