A lot of drinkers still donâ€™t trust Riesling. â€œIsnâ€™t it very sweet?â€ or â€œToo tart for my liking.â€ Both comments are valid because Riesling is capable of expressing itself in a range of styles. And the label doesnâ€™t always tell you which.
But donâ€™t fault the wine for being skittish. You can simplify Riesling by shopping Australia or New Zealand because their wines are always dry â€“ with refreshing, pure flavours. A lovely early evening, or weekend sipper. Itâ€™s impossible not to be charmed by Wolf Blass Riesling (505370 $14.95), or check-out the new Kiwi Riesling called Trout Valley. Naturally it comes with a fly fishing tip. (Whereâ€™s the ice fishing tips on Ontario Rieslings?)
TROUT VALLEY 08 Riesling, Nelson, New Zealand 177790 $14.95