Having tasted more than 200 Rieslings from six different countries and four different American regions, ranging in price from less than US$10 to more than $100, writer Dan Beweildered penned this list of his 24 personal favourites.
Not the Chardonnay, not even the Sauvignon Blanc have that same kind of a rich flavor, which the Riesling varietal has. That is why we’ve chosen this wine for our Ultimate list this week…
Move up the quality scale and things get interesting. Riesling is the most terroir-specific of varietals—that is, it’s a mirror of the place in which it is grown.
In the wine-loving community it is a well-known fact, that out of all white wines Riesling is probably the best one!
Clean Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany
Powerful, focused, sings to the heavens, glorious harmony of sweet and crisp fruit flavours.
Note: this is a non-vintage wine.
Domaines Schlumberger Riesling, Les Princes Abbes 2007, Alsace
Soft minerality and a tad off-dry.
Graf Hardegg R, Von Schloss 2008, Austria
A surprisingly delicate and gentle Austrian Riesling, hints of real minerality.
Grove Mill Riesling 2008 New Zealand
Unusually layered and nuanced for the modest price.