Millennial consumers in particular tend to be adventurous and thirsty for knowledge about riesling
, including emerging regions and producers.
Don't be duped into thinking that just because they speak the same language it's because they speak the same language it's like German Riesling
. In eastern Austria's like German Riesling
Further north, the huge Rheinhessen region is well known for producing arguably the finest riesling
and Von Reben Riesling
2013, Rheinhessen, Germany (PS9.99, www.laithwaites.co.uk) is a modern style with a contemporary label to match.
July heralds the start of 31 Days of Riesling
, an initiative by Wines of Germany.
Just across the border from Germany, the picturesque Alsace region in north-east France also produces excellent riesling
and the famous wine route (which celebrated its 60th anniversary last year) stretches along vine-covered hills on the west bank of the river Rhine.
makes up more than a fifth of German vineyards and that figure''s increasing.
sales, which underwent a boomlet in the past few years, have slowed slightly falling short of 201 l's overall wine growth of 4.7% as reported by the Wine Market Council in January.
"The IRF Riesling
taste profile has really boomed': says Tresize, who's also the head of the New York Wine Grape Foundation.
In Germany and Alsace the Spatlese, Auslese, and Vendage Tardive wines demonstrate the true chameleon character of the great Riesling
Kendermanns Roter Berg Riesling
2007 pounds 3.99 - Majestic Three bottles of this spicy riesling
with three of the chardonnay I recommended last week will hit Majestic's minimum purchase for just over pounds 25.
Tsillan Cellar's 2006 Reserve Gewurztraminer, Columbia Valley and 2006 Estate Dry Riesling
, Columbia Valley earned platinum awards.
Claiborne & Churchill Dry Riesling
2006 (Central Coast; $18).
Fourth-generation winemaker Enrico Rovero will pour Rovero 2006 Riesling
Italico and Rovero 2004 Pinot Noir.
Konstantin Frank Vinifera Vineyards on Keuka Lake in 1962, the same year that he bottled his first Riesling
. So opposed was Frank to native varieties that, in his later years, he would show off his collection of deformed chicken embryos to tasting room visitors, claiming they'd been miscarried by hens who'd been fed "toxic" wine made from native grapes.
Today, Australia is making its mark with a wide range of well-made, well-known varietal wines - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling
white wines, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot reds.