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.
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
has a light yellow green colour. Older riesling
have strong mineral aromas while younger wines
offer flowery notes.
is brilliant with fish, shell-fish, poultry,
cold meat and famous
Alsatian dishes such as
sauerkraut or smoked ham.
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.
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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