Thirty grapes in thirty days: Riesling

des grappes de raisins sur des pieds de vignes dans un vignoble avant la vendange

Riesling, pronounced ‘Reece-ling’ is a misunderstood and an extremely versatile grape. Traditionally grown in Germany, the white grape is now planted in New Zealand, France and Italy just to name a few!

The style of Riesling changes dependent upon the region in which it is grown. A Riesling in a cooler climate will have herbaceous aromas with green apple and citrus notes. In a warmer climate the grape will tantalise taste-buds with a palate that offers flavours of stone-fruit, honeysuckle and orange citrus.

At Liquid Indulgence we offer a vibrant variation of Riesling. Our Framingham Noble Riesling is a sweet/semi-sweet wine whereas our Framingham Classic Riesling has natural acidity with a long, dry finish. Whilst both wines come from the same region in New Zealand, Noble Riesling means that the grapes a partly dried which makes the wine sweeter.

Our Anna Maria Abonna Lange Riesling is an exclusive label. This is a mature, Italian wine that has a unique aroma of spice. A must try wine!

Food recommendations for a Riesling are a little tricky as it depends on the region in which the grape is from. Generally light fish based dishes such as such as sea bass or Asian style fish cakes work well. For the sweeter Rieslings try as an aperitif or an accompaniment to cheese and other rich desserts.

 

by Rebekah Hilton

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