Discover Riesling Wines
Riesling is known for being one of the most fragrant white wine grape types found across the globe. When made as a single-varietal, late-ripening wine, it is at its most expressive. Given Riesling's capacity to effectively convey Terroir, many of the best producers choose to add the name of the specific vineyard from where the wine was produced.
Historically, notable Riesling wine locations and producers have produced a varietal wine that represents the region's climate and terroir. Wines with luscious green, tree fruit aromas supported by apple blossom and lime will be produced by premium cooler-climate winemakers producing off-dry or dry Riesling. Riesling from premium moderate-climate growers has more stone-fruit forward notes (think white peach) with hints of banana, mango, melon, and even pineapple tastes.
Germany, Austria, France, and Canada are among of the most well-known premium Riesling-producing nations. However, the Riesling grape variety has its origins in Germany, particularly in the Rhine area, as the name implies. Riesling was first mentioned in the mid-1400s, and only a few decades later, proof of its existence was discovered in Alsace, France, where some of the best Riesling is being produced today.