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All about Riesling

Riesling wine is one of the most versatile wines, and its price varies widely depending on the producer and aging. This drink has a vibrant German heritage. Today Riesling is considered one of the collectible white wines among connoisseurs all over the world, including residents of Moscow.

Riesling is one of the hardiest grape varieties in the world, with a high level of frost resistance. It grows in cool climatic winemaking regions, particularly in Russia. This makes it possible to buy a domestic wine product of excellent quality at a democratic price.

Riesling Taste Profile

Riesling wine can be sweet or dry, thin or strong, light or full. It's a sort of chameleon wine, since its taste and price depend on where it's grown and how old it is. One of the most important characteristics of the Riesling wine profile is its high acidity. The familiarity begins with intense aromas emanating from the glass (even when the wine is icy). This wine offers major notes of orchards:
  • nectarine
  • apricot
  • crispy honey apple
  • pear
In addition to fruit, the taster smells honeycomb, jasmine flowers, or lime zest, mineral notes of steel, slate, flint, and chalk. On the palate, Riesling wine has a high acid content, comparable to that of lemonade.

Although the exact origins of this wine are unknown, most people believe that Riesling white wine originated in Germany on the Rhine River. The first written mention of Rhine wine, named after a special white grape variety called Riesling, dates back to the 1400s. Much of Riesling's reputation in the second half of the twentieth century was tarnished by a sea of substandard wine exported from Germany in the 1970s and '80s. Many wine critics consider Riesling one of the best white grapes (and wines) in the world and worth buying without hesitation. Today it is still the main type of wine produced in the German-speaking regions of Europe.

The ideal natural environment is cool climate and slate soils because the grapes for this aromatic white wine ripen earlier than others. The timing of the grape harvest determines sugar levels and cost, as fully ripe grapes tend to be sweeter than normal or late-picked grapes. Producers can also freeze the grapes and then process them to create ice wine or icewine.