A Beginner's Guide to Riesling
by Jasmine Tham on Jun 16, 2023
Riesling originates from Germany and it is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. Read on to find out more about the characteristics of the most popular white wine variety and the differences between the regions.
A Unique Riesling for Everyone
This particular grape is famous for the extraordinary flavour spectrum it offers, which ranges from sour and acidic to subtly sweet. Riesling is used to make wines that are typically light to medium in body and do not have any contact with oak during the production process.
2018 Markus Molitor - Riesling Haus Klosterberg
Region: Mosel, Germany
Straw yellow in colour, refreshing and slightly spicy on the nose. Filigree, sensitive, playful, cool mineral and spicy on the palate. Very delicate fine fruit aromas, herbaceous with nuances of minerals, very delicate and pure. Typical, classic Mosel Riesling.
2020 Domaine Trimbach Riesling
Region: Alsace, France
‘Its delicate bouquet, beautiful balance, dry character, distinguished fruitiness and natural liveliness contribute to its exceptional richness. As required by the house style, it is vinified dry, straight, and precise, every year.’
2019 Grosset - Springvale Riesling
Region: Clare Valley, Australia
On the palate, too, the lime and lemon flavours are concentrated, powerful and weighty with impressive length on a fine, mouth-puckering finish featuring crisp, cleansing acidity that lingers. While it is immediately appealing, there are no questions that this is age-worthy.