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Riesling

Riesling is a white grape variety that is known for producing wines with intense aromas and flavours. It is a versatile variety that can be used to produce a range of styles, from dry to sweet, and can be found in many wine regions around the world.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Riesling grapes are usually green to light yellow in colour. The wines made from Riesling grapes are typically light in colour with a hint of green, and have aromas of citrus and stone fruits such as lemons, limes, and apricots. On the palate, they have a crisp freshness with notes of honey and spice.

Fresh Riesling grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Riesling is a cool-climate variety and is therefore mainly grown in regions with mild winters and cool summers. It is widely planted in Germany and Austria, as well as in France, California, Australia, and New Zealand. Riesling is a high-yielding variety and can be difficult to grow, as it is prone to disease and is sensitive to weather conditions. In the vineyard, it prefers well-drained soils, and in the winery, it requires careful monitoring to ensure that the grapes are harvested at optimal ripeness. The style of Riesling can vary greatly depending on where it is grown. In Germany, it is often made in a dry style, while in Alsace it is usually made in a sweeter style. In Austria, it is often made in an off-dry style, while in Australia and New Zealand, it is usually made in a dry, aromatic style. Riesling is a versatile food-pairing wine and can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes. It pairs particularly well with spicy foods such as Asian cuisine, as well as seafood and poultry dishes. It is also a great accompaniment to desserts, especially those with fruit and cream.

Foods to pair with Riesling:

Asian food
Curry
Deep fried
Beef
Game
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Riesling
Riesling is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world and is thought to have originated in the Rhine region of Germany in the 1400s.

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Henkell trocken is a delightful sparkling wine that offers a perfect balance between dryness and fruitiness. Produced in a renowned winemaking region, this wine showcases the expertise of its producer in crafting exceptional sparkling wines. The grapes used in Henkell trocken are sourced from carefully selected vineyards, known for their ideal growing conditions. The winemaking process involves a meticulous approach, resulting in a wine that is crisp, refreshing, and elegant. With its lively bubbles and vibrant flavors, this wine is perfect for any celebration or as an aperitif. Henkell trocken truly embodies the essence of a high-quality sparkling wine.
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Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana Bianco is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Antinori family in Tuscany, Italy. This wine is made from a blend of traditional Tuscan grape varieties, including Trebbiano Toscano, grown in the family's vineyards in the Chianti Classico appellation. The vineyards are located on hillsides with a mix of soils, providing a unique terroir that imparts complexity and depth to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness and fruitiness. The resulting wine is crisp, elegant, and well-balanced, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a hint of minerality. Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana Bianco is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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Weingut Nik Weis - St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Selection Urban Riesling is a delightful wine that showcases the expertise of the producer, Weingut Nik Weis. This wine hails from the renowned appellation and vineyard of St. Urbans-Hof, known for its exceptional Riesling grapes. The vineyard features unique terroir, with steep slopes and mineral-rich soils, which impart distinct characteristics to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation at controlled temperatures. The result is a beautifully crafted Riesling with a vibrant and refreshing style. It offers a harmonious balance of fruity and floral aromas, crisp acidity, and a lingering finish. Perfect for those seeking a high-quality Riesling experience.
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