2.3.15

wine of the week: cono sur single vineyard riesling



I'm quite fascinated by Riesling. I keep reading that it's one of the most gastronomic wines around. But for a long time I wouldn't come near it:  I was prejudiced and thought Riesling was nothing more than some cheap sweet grape juice.

Germany is home to the Riesling grape, it has been cultivated there for centuries.
Besides Germany, the Alsace region in France has been doing so for a long long time as well. Nowadays it can be found around the world, and supposedly it makes for interesting wines coming from Australia & Austria. It can make entirely different wines, depending on where it comes from. The grape tends to be very aromatic, flowery, lime & minerals and it's suitable for aging.