What it is
Sometimes called the “king of white wines”, Riesling is thought to derive from a wild vine in the Rhine Valley. In Austria, this varietal ripens along the Danube.
Young Riesling wines are fruity and flavourful, but can develop into very complex wines through aging. Notes can include peach, apricot and exotic fruits; slowly ripened Riesling will exhibit a rose-like scent.
Pairs well with
- Summery salads with fresh herbs and fresh sheep or goat cheese
- Cold starters of ham, bacon, roast pork and hearty sausages
- Grilled chicken
- Fish (poached, grilled or made into a light terrine)
- Fresh shellfish
- Asian wok dishes with crisp vegetables