Riesling is the most planted wine grape in Germany.
It is used to produce dry, semi-dry and sweet white wines, sparkling wines, and dessert wines.
Regions: Mosel. Pfalz. Rheingau. Reinhessen. Nahe.
Riesling was first planted in France (Alsace) in the 15th century.
Rieslings from Alsace are known to display subtle differences from those produced in Germany.
The Riesling production in Austria is quite small, but Austria has a perfect climate and a good reputation
for making excellent Rieslings.
Regions: Wachau and Kamptal.
The best Italian Rieslings come from the North.
Regions: Alto-Adige and Trentino.
USA produces good value Rieslings in many different regions.
Regions: New York, Washington, Oregon, Idahoe, California and Michigan.
With a hot climate, Riesling loses its delicate flavors.
Australian riesling is an exception. Some of Australia's best white wines are made by Riesling.
Regions: Clare and Eden.
Most of the Riesling in New Zealand is grown on the South Island where the climate is colder.
Regions: Malborough and Waipara Valley.
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