Last month's panel tasting found some excellent examples of dry Riesling from Germany, but now we have cast our net much wider to bring you a roundup of everyday summer Riesling from around the world...
Everyday summer Riesling
Ahhh Riesling – the only truly classic grape variety not indigenous to France. It offers drinkers crisp and aromatic appley whites that are overlooked in the summer drinking stakes.
We would like to redress the balance by showing you five of our favourite everyday summer Riesling from as far afield as South America and New Zealand.
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All five languish at the Kabinett end of the spectrum – that is, a low level of residual sugar for a clean, crisp taste.
These are also great lower-alcohol options for lunchtime, with our picks ranging from 10.5% to 13% abv.
Riesling is a great match with food, where its high acidity can cut through the fat in meat. Its delicacy works very well with Thai green curry and other lightly spiced dishes, while the perfumed citrus and mineral notes really complement seafood. As you can see, its a bit of an all-rounder, so read on for our top five everyday summer Riesling.
You may be surprised to see a Brazilian Riesling in our list, but much like the increasing popularity of Argentinian wines, Brazilians are on the up.
Miolo is one of the largest producers in the Campanha region. Quality is achieved by using altitude to achieve long sunny days followed by cool, acidity preserving nights.
It also helps that Miolo’s consultant winemaker is none other than Michel Rolland.
Our top five everyday summer Rieslings:
Wonderfully aromatic Riesling showing lemon zest, summer blossom and ripe peachy notes.
Winemaker Konstantin Guntrum has created a vivacious yet elegant style of Riesling, with an attractive initial aroma of lime and…
From a sheep and cattle farming family, Paddy Borthwick had viticultural ambitions and went on to study oenology in Australia.
What started as a small co-operative of producers in 1954 has today grown to 130 members across 200 hectares who…
This wine is from high altitude vineyards in the Campanha region in south-east Brazil.