Riesling• Originates from the Rhine River Valley, Germany• World’s 19th most planted varietal• Usually cultivated in cooler climates• Known for its intense aromatics and high acidityRiesling vines on a steep,south facing slope in theMosel region.
RieslingWhat is the difference between Alsace, German andAustrian Riesling?German Rieslings are often sweet…Austrian Rieslings are mostly dry…Alsace are mostly dry…USA and NZ are all over the board…These are generalizations… guidelines, not rules.
RieslingThe Wachau, Kremstal and Kamptal regions residenear the Danube River, the main geographical factorof the area.Austrian Riesling tends to be dryer, more opulentand often has more body and a fuller mouth feel thanits German counterpart.
RieslingAlsace Riesling is often dry, opulent and full bodied for a white wine.These wines are fantastic with food!Alsace producers are known for their eccentric style, utilizingsustainability, organic methodology and bio-dynamism. This leads tovivid golden colors in the glass and spicy aromatics and flavors.
RieslingOther Areas of the World…USA: The styles can run sweet, dry and everything in between. Cooler areasof Oregon, Washington and New York show great promise for the future.NZ: Very similar to the US, however, acidity levels can expect to be higherdue to cooler weather, and rot levels are suspect due to wet conditions.