Originating in the Rhine region of Germany, aromatic grape variety, bouquets of flowers and perfume. The grape is suited to grow in sandy clay soils and slate.
Riesling is also used in making late harvest dessert wines, by leaving the grapes on the vines well past regular picking a drying of the grapes causes a fungus called “Botrytis Cinerea” or ’noble rot’. This intensifies the sugars and sweetness of the fruit and creates a great dessert wine.
World Regions: Germany
Glass: Tall narrower white, aromas directly to nose
Storage Temperature: 10-16 degrees
Serving Temperature: 9 degrees
Flavour Characteristics: Crisp Clean, Green Apple Pear
Acid Level: High
Food Match: Duck, Trout
Sauce: Spicy Food, Chilli, Ginger, Chutney
Herb Match: Rosemary, Ginger
Dessert: Apple Pie, Caramel Sauce