Rieslaner: The Noble German White Rieslaner, a cross between Silvaner x Riesling, is a white grape variety that is highly esteemed in Germany. This noble variety is renowned for its floral aromas and intense flavors.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Rieslaner is a white grape variety that produces light to medium-bodied wines with a pale yellow color. It has a typical aroma of peaches, apricots and fresh apples, as well as subtle notes of honey and rose petals. The taste profile is typically characterized by a balanced acidity and a distinct minerality.

Fresh Rieslaner grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Rieslaner is mainly grown in Germany, with some plantings in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In Germany it is mainly found in Pfalz and Baden regions with some hectares in Rheinhessen, too. Rieslaner is a fairly vigorous variety and is quite sensitive to drought and ripens late. Sometimes it is left to ripen fully and being prone to botrytis their TBA (Trockenbeerenausleese) wines are really exeptional. Rheinhessen is known for its crisp, dry Rieslaners with notes of peaches, apricots and apples. In Pfalz and Baden, the wines are more aromatic, with a rounder body and a more intense fruit character. Rieslaner pairs well with light seafood dishes, salads, and white meat dishes. The wine also goes well with Asian cuisine and can be enjoyed with spicy dishes.

Foods to pair with Rieslaner:

Asian food
Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Rieslaner
Rieslaner is a cross between Silvaner and Riesling, two of Germany's most renowned white grape varieties.

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Keller Rieslaner Auslese


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Keller Rieslaner Auslese is a premium wine produced by the renowned German winemaker Keller. This wine is made from Rieslaner grapes grown in the Rheinhessen appellation, which is known for its unique terroir and ideal growing conditions. The vineyard features a combination of limestone and clay soils, which impart a distinct minerality to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is a luscious and complex sweet wine with notes of honey, apricot, and citrus. Its rich texture and balanced acidity make it a perfect pairing for desserts or as an aperitif.
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