Riesling is a white grape variety that originated in Rhine region, Germany. It is an aromatic grape variety showing floral aromas such as white flowers or honeysuckle. Its fruit flavours range from green fruit to tropical fruit depending on ripeness. Riesling’s naturally high acidity assures high-quality wines in a full range of style, from dry to sweet. With age, the wines develop toast, honeyed and petrol-like aromas. Riesling wines are usually varietal pure and are seldom oaked. Riesling is a variety that is highly "terroir-expressive". The character of Riesling wines is greatly influenced by the wine's place of origin.
Riesling wines main production regions: Germany (Mosel, Rheingau, Nahe and Pfalz wine regions), France (Alsace), Australia (Clare Valley and Eden Valley in South Australia) and New Zealand, Austria, United States (Washington, California, Michigan and New York), Canada.