Origin : Rhine.
Main characteristics:fruity, distinguished and mineral (aromas of gasoline).
Good to know: Riesling is the king of German grape varieties from the Alsace region.
Riesling is often wrongly considered to be the grape variety that yields the sweetest wines. Yet, depending on where it comes from, it offers dry and complex wines, like those found often in Alsace. A little known fact, the typical aromas of citrus, green apple and flowers are complemented by the mineral notes that can often evoke gasoline. Riesling is also used as a blend with late harvested grapes and ice wines, which makes it a universal variety that lends itself to many different usages.
It’s difficult to talk about Alsace without talking about Riesling. That’s why our suggestion is an Alsatian wine, the Léon Beyer Riesling. It has a delicate bouquet of citrus aromas, and it leaves a lively acidity and a supple texture on the palate. It’s an excellent choice to pair with seafood.
And to discover this winning trio? One of the pleasures of tasting wine is comparing the same grape variety coming from different regions. This is far and away the best way to discover all the different aspects of the same unique grape. Happy tasting!