Germany V Chile – The Riesling Cup

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Cono Sur Reserva Riesling (Tesco and £8.99) is elegant and fresh with hints of grapefruit, apricots and jasmine.
Dr L Riesling (available in Asda, Sainsbury’s, Majestic, Oddbins,, £6.99 – £7.49)  which is more of a classic, young and gently fizzy Riesling.
Editors notes:  These are actually two quite different wines – although made from the same grape variety – I was expecting some subtle differences, influenced by climate and soil.  I was wrong!  the German Riesling is your traditional medium, low alchol, young wine with a tingle of fizz on the tongue and some subtle and rich fruits.  Best served super chilled – this one will go well with spicy foods and summer bbq’s
The Chilean wine is more aligned with other wines you might buy from Chile. It has been aged longer than the German variety – so it doesn’t have the fizz and instead has been allowed to mature into a delicate, medium dry wine with beautiful bursts of fruit on the palate.  This was very much my favourite.
My flatmate preferred the German Riesling and noted it was a particularly good example of one.  If you are a traditional Riesling fan then this is definitely one you should try.


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