Riesling is native to the Rhine Region of Germany, with beautiful examples also found in Alsace, Canada and the United States. It is also grown in Austria, Northern Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and South Africa. Riesling prefers cool, moderate climates.
Riesling has an aromatic, fruity, floral character with crisp minerality and sometimes light spice scents. It can come in a range of styles from bone dry to lusciously sweet. Cool climate Rieslings have notes of green fruit, fresh apple, pear and citrus fruit, while moderate climate Rieslings have notes of citrus and stone fruit, peach, apricot and fresh lime. High levels of acidity help these wines age in the bottle, but if aged too long, they can develop petrol-like aromas. Rieslings are best consumed in two to thirty years.
Cool climate Rieslings go well with ham, oysters, lean shellfish and veal. Moderate climate Rieslings pair well with pork, chicken, medium-flavored fish and lobster. It can also be enjoyed with Thai and Chinese cuisines that are not too spicy.
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