A German Riesling leans toward aromas of apples with flavors of peach, pear, or apricot backed by a crisp minerality and perhaps some steel, ‘raciness’, or petrol. The northern style tends to be lighter and fruitier. The southern style tends to be bigger and steelier. It may also be made dry, off-dry, or sweet. Non-European versions tend to offer less minerality or petrol and more fruit.
Enjoy Riesling With:
The leaner Northern style Riesling tends to go better with ham, oysters, lean shellfish, and veal. The fuller Southern style Riesling tends to go better with simple chicken or fish dishes, fowl, or richer-flavored shellfish such as lobster.