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Riesling – Germany’s exemplary grape

Riesling is considered to be Germany’s exemplary grape. In no other country, the grape variety delivers as many high class wines as here even though Riesling is not ideally suited for the cultivation area Germany per se. It does grow well in cooler regions as it is very robust against frost and in northern areas; it ripens well in the autumn sun. Sometimes it needs a long time to ripen; it sometimes occurs that German winemakers cannot harvest until October or November. A Riesling could not stand up to a sudden onset of winter. Nevertheless, numerous winemakers take an interest in this vine, especially those who set highest standards for their wines. If Riesling finds best conditions, it rewards with a pleasant fragrance of peach and apples. In the mouth, it develops an enjoyable vivid acidity.

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Riesling – from Easy-Drinking up to Premium Wines

Riesling cannot be particularly assigned to a certain quality. As it is the case with only a few other grape varieties, it completely depends on what the winemakers makes of the grape. It can deliver everything from salubrious everyday-drinking wines up to absolute premium wines. Additionally, Riesling is known for its dessert wines. On the wine slope, the plant grows grapes closely together which is ideal for the famous noble rot. Riesling also keeps its acidity with increasing ripening, another advantage for sweet wines.

Wrong Trends for Riesling in the Past

In the past, some winemakers have followed a trend in wine consumption that did not necessarily suited Riesling or did not support its qualities. For a long time, wood dominated white wines had been popular which is not a problem for a Chardonnay. Yet with a Riesling, you are better off maturing it without a wooden barrel, or in a controlled level. This grape variety also mostly delivers wines with a low alcohol content which is also not everyone’s taste.

Riesling in South Africa

In South Africa, Riesling is a true delicacy. In terms of white wine varieties, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon are better-known as they are better adapted to the warm climate. Yet some winemakers do experiment with that grape variety. Riesling can mostly be found used on its own in dessert wines in which it can reveal its unique combination of acidity and extract fully. A Riesling dessert wine from South Africa is an excellent example for targeted use of certain grape varieties and their particular demands. Winemakers also use Riesling in blends to round off white wines and to give them the features of the grape variety.
Old Vines
Germany
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White Wine
J.W. Huesgen Alte Reben Riesling Trocken 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€25.33* / 1 Liter)

€19.00* Last lowest price: €9.95*
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To Asparagus
Germany
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White Wine
J.W. Huesgen Schiefer Riesling Trocken 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€21.33* / 1 Liter)

€16.00* Last lowest price: €8.95*
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4.5* Platter
South Africa
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White Wine
Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Six Flowers 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€26.60* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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South Africa
Mystery-Wine-Box

Content: 4.5 Liter (€12.21* / 1 Liter)

€54.95* €80.35* (31.61% saved)
Last lowest price: €54.95*
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South Africa
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White Wine
Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2023

Content: 0.75 Liter (€17.27* / 1 Liter)

€12.95*
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Germany
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Dessert Wine
Joachim Flick Wicker Nonnberg Beerenauslese 2015

Content: 0.375 Liter (€104.00* / 1 Liter)

€39.00* Last lowest price: €19.50*
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4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Dessert Wine
Neethlingshof The Maria 2023

Content: 0.375 Liter (€71.87* / 1 Liter)

€26.95*
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