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Riesling
 

 
Riesling
is a traditional grape found along the Rhine river. It was first grown in Germany in the 15th century and in Alsace a few decades later. Riesling covers now roughly 25% of the vineyards in Alsace.

Riesling is the most elegant grape of the Alsace region. It gives dry, neat, graceful and well-balanced wine. Riesling is known to be the finest Alsace wine.

Wine has a light yellow green colour. Older riesling have strong mineral aromas while younger wines offer flowery notes.

Riesling is brilliant with fish, shell-fish, poultry, cold meat and famous Alsatian dishes such as sauerkraut or smoked ham.

A younger Riesling should be served colder (9°C - 48°F) than an older Riesling (11°C - 52°F). Riesling should be drunk after 5 years but a wine is already very good after one or two years.

Riesling grapes grow now in many locations in the US, South Africa, Australia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and beyond. Do not confuse with German Riesling which is mostly a sweet wine but can also be a dry or a sparkling wine.

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Riesling wine information :

Name: Riesling Appellation Alsace Controlée
Location: In the Rhine valley
Places: Ammerschwihr, Dambach, Eguisheim, Wettolsheim, etc
Soil: Limestone
Clayey-limestone
Size: 3,280 ha (8,100 acres)
23% of the Alsace vineyards' size
Production: 36 million bottles
Grape: Riesling
Type of wine: Elegant dry white wine
Age: 2 to 10 years
(5 to 15 years for grains nobles Riesling)
Vintages:
(recommended)
2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000
Riesling
Aromas:

Mineral
Rose
Peach stone
Melon sometimes

Riesling and Food: Fish (recommended)
Seafood and Shellfish
Sauerkraut
Coq au Riesling

Cheese:

 

Morbier (young Riesling)
Parmesan

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More pages about Alsace : Alsace region

Wines of Alsace :
Riesling - Gewurztraminer
- Pinot blanc - Tokay - Sylvaner - Crémant d'Alsace - Wines from Alsace

About Alsace wine region :
Alsace wine information - Alsace region information - winemaking in Alsace - classification of wine in Alsace - wines and food - Buy Alsace wines - Alsace main page

Interview : Etienne Hugel

Other french wine regions :
Bordeaux - Bourgogne (Burgundy) - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc - Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West

 
 
 

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