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World Tour of Riesling

Clare Valley | Mosel | Alsace 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Apple
  • Citrus
  • Honey
  • Good with
  • Pork
  • Fish
  • Spicy
  • Its also
  • Ecological
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    Description

    Let's start another World Tour with FirstCellars.com! This time we're exploring the wonderful world of Riesling. France, Australia and Germany are three of the leading Riesling producers, and our certified sommelier Alex has selected three of his favourites, one from each of these countries. The perfect selection to cool you down on a hot summer's day!

    1 x Pikes Clare Hills Riesling; Clare Valley, Australia

    Pale green/straw in appearance with typical Clare Valley Riesling characters on show, including lemon, lime & some floral citrus blossom notes. The palate is fresh, dry and mouth filling - the well balanced acidity ensures a crisp, clean finish. A delicious summer drink and great with any seafood. 

    1 x Domaine Saint Remy Herrenweg Riesling; Alsace, France

    Classic Alsace Riesling: intense and fruity with layers of dried apple, dried pineapple and mineral character. Full body, bright acidity and a powerful finish. 100% organically farmed. 

    1 x Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Riesling; Mosel, Germany

    First impression is dominated by citrus and stone fruit. Orange zest and grapefruit accompany white peach. The palate starts with full and fruity flavors and ends with fine and crispy acidity, which clears the palate for the next sip. 



    Variety Description

    Riesling

    Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Australia

    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famous wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margret River.

    Germany

    German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries. As a wine country, Germany has a mixed reputation internationally, with some consumers on associating Germany with the world's most elegant and aromatically pure white wines while other see the country mainly as the source of cheap, mass-market semi-sweet wines such as Liebfraumilch. Germany produces wines in many styles: dry, semi-sweet and sweet white wines, rosé wines, red wines and sparkling wines, called Sekt. The Riesling grape variety is the most grow, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous. aromatic concentration.

    Region Description

    Alsace

    In the far north-eastern corner of France, stands out from other French wine regions thanks to its strong Franco-Germanic influences. These are the result of the region having switched back and forth between German and French sovereignty in recent centuries – and are evident not only in Alsatian architecture and culture, but also in the wines. Alsace is the only French wine region to grow significant quantities of Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

    Clare Valley, South Australia

    The South Australian wine industry is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the state to be able to produce a range of grape varieties-from the cool climate Riesling variety in the Clare Valley to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley. Some of Australia's best-known wines like Penfolds Grange, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba and Henschke Hill of Grace are produced here, as well as many of Australia's mass-produced box wines.

    Mosel

    Mosel is one of 13 German wine regions for quality wines (QbA and Prädikatswein), and takes its name from the Mosel River . Before 1 August 2007 the region was called Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, but changed to a name that was considered more consumer-friendly. The wine region is Germany's third largest in terms of production but is the leading region in terms of international prestige. The area is known for the steep slopes of the region's vineyards overlooking the river. The Mosel is mainly famous for its wines made from the Riesling grape, but Elbling and Müller-Thurgau also contribute to the production. Because of the northerly location of the Mosel, the Riesling wines are often light, low in alcohol, crisp and high in acidity, and often exhibit "flowery" rather than "fruity" aromas.