Riesling, a cool-climate native of Germany, is known for its wide range of styles and ability to represent its place of origin (terroir). Ranging from citrusy and bone dry to sweet, honeyed and floral, Riesling is renowned for its rich fruity flavors, crisp acidity, complexity, floral bouquet, long finish and aging potential. Rieslings typically contain small amounts of residual sugar to balance their high acidity. In addition, Riesling is an exceptionally versatile food wine, pairing well with cuisines that have sweet, spicy or sour elements.

Riesling is also susceptible to Botrytis cineria (Nobel Rot) which causes the grapes to shrivel and concentrates the sugar. The resulting desert wines are rich and decadent.

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