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The Riesling Wine Grape

Riesling is a light skinned grape, which originated in the Rhine region in Germany, however, is very popular in the Alsace region in France. With its own individual style, this grape is richer and sweeter than a lot of other grapes. This grape develops a great complexity with age, allowing the already fruity flavours to mature well. Being the most versatile white variety grape, Riesling can be used for dessert wines, sparkling wines and table wines, with varied levels of sweetness. The Riesling from Alsace is considered to be dry white wines with fruity flavours. The best food pairings for wines made from the Riesling grape includes well spiced foods, because of acidity and fruitiness in the wine.