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Everyday summer Riesling

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.

  • Scroll down to see our picks

Lunchtime Treat

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.

Our top five everyday summer Rieslings:

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