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Pronounced: Reez-zling

Although this white grape is susceptable to botrytis and produces marvellously sweet wines, many people are unaware that dry versions are available. For this reason, it is a pretty unfashionable grape, thus is often a bargain.

It is highly aromatic and produces wines that are delicate and full of strong aromas/flavours of minerals, flowers, lime, honey. In some quality aged versions, you may also smell/taste a petrol-like characteristic: although this sounds strange, it is actually pleasant but can only really be explained by experiencing it!

Due to the delicate nature of Riesling, these wines are rarely oaked.

Good regions are Germany, Alsace (France), Autralia, Austria.


See Pinot Gris

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