Riesling wine has a reputation for being a sweet wine. However, there are a number of dry Rieslings to prove otherwise. This wine ages well. It’s a particularly excellent food-pairing wine, however more than anything, it’s just tasty.
Of the supposed “noble grapes,” Riesling is very easily the most controversial. While the flavour of this white grape is quite distinctive, a combination of yellow and green fruits frequently comes with a tell-tale nose of aromatic petrol, Riesling’s most extraordinary trait is how clearly it responds to the terroir.
Frequent plantings of Riesling can be as plain as any other table dry white wine. But in Germany, where the grape likely originally came from, some appellations are among the most controlled vineyards in the world. The best bottles of the best Riesling wines almost always point to the specific plot of origin.
In addition, neighbouring Austria and the Alsace region of France produce celebrated Rieslings that are arguably as grand (and expensive), although textural and aromatic differences can be strikingly different from their German counterparts.
It’s no wonder that RELAX Riesling is one of America’s absolute favourite Riesling. As a Wine Enthusiast “Best Buy,” RELAX Riesling is a fresh, crisp, authentically German Riesling. Slightly dry with an appealing fruity bouquet, it shows intense flavours of apples and peaches with a hint of citrus.
Hailing from Germany, RELAX Riesling is best served chilled and is best paired with duck and game bird as well as fresh and soft cheese.
2013 Biltmore Riesling Wine
The design of the bottle of wine, which is one of the best Riesling wines in the word, is just as good as the taste too, which is what we like. The 2013 Biltmore Riesling Wine hails from the Biltmore Estate Wine Company Winery which is situated in America.
The main tastes of this best white wine are floral, fruity and acidic, which is just what a sweet Riesling wine is all about. If you’re looking for a Riesling wine which will go well with spicy cuisine or trout dishes then this is one of the best Riesling wines that you need.
The sweetness in the 2013 Biltmore Riesling Wine isn’t too powerful. This winery has done very well in finding that perfect balance between the fruity flavours and floral notes. To back up how great this Riesling really is, if you still don’t believe us, it bagged the double gold award from the North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition.
Palmaz Louise Riesling 2017
Hailing from the Napa Valley in California, the crown pick of our Riesling list has to go to the 2017 Louise bottle from Palmaz. This is a true American beauty. The Palmaz family grow their grapes on land formerly farmed by storied winemaker and Napa Valley frontiersman Henry Hagen when the land was wilder west than wine country.
Their vineyards are diverse in altitudes, soils, and sun exposure, enabling the winemakers at Palmaz free range to make many amazing wines. Their 2017 Louise Riesling is a star among stars. High acidity and crisp fruity sweetness make this bottle an exquisitely refreshing experience. A natural pair with lobster or crab.
The composition of this sweet Riesling is made of 93% Riesling, 4% muscat canelli and 3% gewürztraminer so it is not really 100% Riesling. If you love a Riesling wine which is wonderfully crisp and refreshing though then the 2013 Biltmore Riesling Wine is quite a wise choice.
2018 Riesling Feinherb Weingut Brand Pfalz
Made by two brothers who farm utilising organic practices in the region of Pfalz, which is Germany’s biggest wine region, although frequently overlooked. This feinherb (which is a term that means off-dry) actually drinks pretty dry with a lot of mouth-watering minerality, and extra value from the litre format.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling
Clean and fresh, this juicy Riesling white wine carries a bit of fruit sweetness. However, the flavours are tilted toward minerality as opposed to fruitiness. It’s wonderfully refreshing, with a mixture of citrus rind, melon as well as white peach which work into an extended, palate-cleansing finish.
Hailing from the Columbia Valley in Washington, United States, this dry white wine pairs well with blue cheese, fresh soft cheese as well as hard, aged cheese.
2014 Frisk Prickly Riesling Victoria Wine
The 2014 Frisk Prickly Riesling Victoria Wine hails from the Frisk Winery that is located in Victoria in Australia. While this sweet Riesling doesn’t come from the more traditional countries which are known for this type of wine, it’s still a very good quality bottle of wine. It’s an incredibly lively wine with the traditional palates of citrus fruits as well as floral notes dominating.
What makes this one of the best Riesling wines is that it also has traces of fennel, lime sorbet in addition to rose petals. You can enjoy the 2014 Frisk Prickly Riesling Victoria Wine with both spicy dishes and sweet dishes. Alternatively, this wine may be enjoyed on its own. The intricacy of the tastes of this wine will definitely leave you wanting a whole lot more. This Riesling wine is blended from 100% Riesling grapes.
Kung Fu Girl Riesling White Wine
The Kung Fu Girl Riesling White Wine is a lively dry Riesling that has shimmering aromas and flavours of white peach, mandarin orange and apricot. Crafted with fruit that is grown in vineyards in the Columbia Valley region of Washington state. This wine is made with 100% Riesling grapes.
With a medium body and a fresh finish, this table white wine is perfect for pairing with fresh seafood, duck, pork as well as Chinese and Thai food. For the best quality, chill this crisp white wine in the refrigerator for two to two and a half hours before serving at about 50 degrees.
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