German Riesling is the darling of wine professionals and sommeliers around the world. It’s available in a variety of delicious styles, with the dry and lightly sweet versions being some of the best food-pairing wines around – one reason why you’ll spot them on top restaurant wine lists from New York to Tokyo.
Our customers have been thirsty for top-class, gently sweet Riesling for some time – and we’ve finally found the perfect one. It hails from the steep slopes of Germany’s famed Mosel Valley, where the slate-dominant soils and brilliant sunshine yield some of the world’s most renowned (and impressively age-worthy) examples.
Despite challenging growing conditions, “the 2017 Mosel vintage turned out to be a wonderful surprise” and produced “aromatic, mineral, and elegant Rieslings,” writes expert James Suckling. Manuel Brixius (head winemaker at the award-winning Niersteiner Weingenossenschaft cooperative, founded in 1930) worked his magic in the cellar, and the resulting wine is absolutely fabulous.
Look for a lively streak of mineral-tinged acidity, with a lusciously sweet note and waves of aromatic apple, citrus, and peach. Sweeter-style Rieslings like Von Reben are a perfect pairing with spicy Asian meals like lamb curry or shrimp and noodles with chili sauce.