Riesling


Didn’t quite get this in there before the end of 31 Days of Riesling, ah well… Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2015, Rheingau, Germany (£13.99 Ake & Humphris, Asda Online) Classic sweet-and-sour Riesling, with tense, minerally grapefruit and lime notes set against richer guava and pineapple, a light honeyed sweetness, and a […]

Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2015, Rheingau, Germany


Another excellent Riesling to celebrate 31 Days of Riesling Dönnhoff Dry Riesling 2016, Nahe, Germany (£16-19 see Wine Searcher – many shops/restaurants are still on the 2015) Leaps out of the glass to greet you with a gush of green apple, ripe lemon and grapefruit aroma, but alongside all this […]

Dönnhoff Dry Riesling 2016, Nahe, Germany


We’re getting near the end of 31 Days of Riesling, but there’s still time for this lovely trio Exquisite Collection Riesling 2016 (made by Wakefield/Taylors), Clare Valley, Australia (£6.99 Aldi) Zesty youngster, all sleek and stony, with taut lemon and lime flavours, a richer apple-y candy floss character and even […]

Three lovely Rieslings from Australia, New Zealand & Germany



Domaine de la Ville de Colmar Clos Saint Jacques Riesling 2014, Alsace, France (£12.99 Majestic) Already quite developed for 2014, with none of the freshness you expect, and a gentle, bruised apple character. C(+) Kuehn Crémant d’Alsace Brut Cuvée Prestige NV, Alsace, France (£11.99 Virgin Wines) Slightly sherbetty, crowd pleasing […]

Three wines from Alsace


Torres Nectaria Vendimia Tardia Botrytis Riesling 2010, Curicó, Chile (£12.49 per half Dronfield Wine World, Italian Continental Stores, Amps Fine Wines) Amber in colour, with a slightly burnt/caramelised edge reminiscent of Austrian Ausbruch or Hungarian Tokaji, with flavours that remind me of a marmalade-covered toffee apple, with an almost chewy, […]

Torres Nectaria Vendimia Tardia Botrytis Riesling 2010, Curicó, Chile


 João Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Loureiro 2014, João Portugal (£7.99 Adnams) Fresh young style, with sappy citrus flavours and alight briny bite, maybe veers just a little towards the jelly on the finish, but otherwise good. B-     Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2013, Margaret River, Australia (£17.50-£19.99 Domaine […]

A pair of aromatic white wines from opposite sides of ...