28 Sep Riesling, a history of sorts
Since I have come to enjoy Riesling so much, I decided to do a little research on it. Riesling is considered by many wine experts to be one of the most noble and unique white grapes in the world. Great Riesling can have a soaring acidity and considerable extract( non soluble substances in wine that add to it’s flavor). The wine is often low in alcohol and light in body. Alcohol levels can be as low as 8 percent. Depending on soil content and wine maker’s touches the high acid, high extract and low alcohol can lead to intensely flavorful wines with transparency, and lightness. A Riesling’s refined structure is complemented by mouth watering delicate flavors of fresh ripe peaches, apricots, and melons, some times with a taste of mineral. Riesling does not seem to like warm climates. Most well know Rieslings are from Germany, the Alsace region of France, northern Austria, and upstate New York, Washington State and California.
Rieslings can be dry or have various levels of sweetness.