Refreshing, crisp character, a great-balanced mixed of residual sugar and acidity, along with the ability to pair with an almost endless assortment of foods, make Riesling wine one of the most versatile one on the earth. As one of the most aromatic grape variety in the world, tasting Riesling starts in your nose. The primary aromas of this wine are apricot, nectarine, pear and honey-crisp apple. Beside fruit, you will often feel honeycomb or even chemical aroma very similar to gas/petrol. Believe it or not, because of these weird smells this wine is so popular and go gaga over.
Riesling is one of the wine varieties that are growing faster on the current wine market. Are you asking why? Because among chefs, sommeliers and wine lovers this wine receives amazing attention for its food-friendly, out-going and zippy acidity. When it comes to pairing Riesling with food, here is where this wine rocks. You will never find more friendly wine to tackle the wide range of international food selections available on the tables today. If you are looking for perfect wine for a slew of appetizers, Riesling wine has got your covered. If you have a spicy Thai dish – again pairing Riesling with this food is your best bet. Middle Eastern to Mexican cuisine, again Riesling is your savior. Not to mention the wide range of salads and desserts, along with the pork and pseudo-standard poultry dishes.
What makes Riesling a food-friendly wine? - What makes great pairing Riesling wine with food is the sheer variety. The wine shelves on the market are full of impressive array of regional Riesling wines, with a variety of dry to sweet options, full-bodied to light and specific regional-based influences. Riesling wines are well known for their amazing balance between sugar and acidity. Thanks to its acidity this wine can handle hearty sauces, high end meats, lighter fare while simultaneously off-setting the tangy flavor of lime and ginger in Asian fare. The personal preferences and the fruit factor of this wine makes it natural for taming the heat of spicier food with a touch of sweetness.
Riesling wines are known as a refreshing ones. With a little to even no oak influence, no malolactic fermentation and a reluctance to mix with other grape varieties messing with its expression, the Riesling grape itself is left to shine. Combine the lighter bodied profile with these flavor factors and you have a perfect wine that promises to be both fresh and lively from start to the end.