Monday, June 17, 2013

Variety the Spice of Life; Riesling

With a wide array of styles and sweetness; Riesling is very popular and also often misunderstood.  While always lighter in body it can range from bone dry to dessert sweet.  All of the styles will be Mouthwatering and many can be surprisingly complex.

Flavors Commonly Experienced :
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Grapefruit
  • Melons
  • Minerals
  • Honeyed
  • Acidic
Before Chardonnay became in vogue Riesling was considered the greatest white wine in the world.  Riesslingen as the name of a grape first appeared in records in 1435 in the Rhine Valley, a wild vine domesticated during the Middle Ages.  Almost seven hundred years later some of the most incredible white wines you will ever taste are being made in he Rhine and Mosel Valleys of Germany.  Riesling grapes are successfully grown in Alsace France, northern Italy, Austria, Washington state, Canada and a few other locations with cool to cold weather during the growing season.

Some Recommended Riesling...

And please reply to this blog; 

what is your  favorite Riesling?

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