This variety originates in Germany and in the Alsace region in France. Riesling wines have an unmistakable aroma and often show a natural sweetness that makes them very elegant wines.
This variety is not very much cultivated in Argentina, since its yield is minimum, and only in cold climate areas it develops in good sanitary conditions. There, delicate yet structured wines are produced with this grape. Its typical aromas range from citric and floral to mineral or even metallic notes. When aged in bottle, it evolves wonderfully, reaching astonishing levels of complexity.
Information provided by agronomists Alberto Alcalde and José Rodríguez, and Wines of Argentina. Photos from ‘The World Atlas of Wine’ by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson.