World of Riesling, Jun '15
What does Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s leading wine critics, consider to be the “world’s greatest white wine grape”? Not Chardonnay, not Sauvignon Blanc, not Pinot Blanc, not Viognier but Riesling. Riesling is one of the noble grape varieties which originated in Rhine Germany and is known for its complexity, versatility and variety. It’s capable of producing an extraordinary variety of white wine styles from still to sparkling and also ranging in sweetness from dry to very sweet. To herald in summer, Toronto Vintners amassed a variety of dry Rieslings from some of the leading Riesling wine producing areas in the world for its tasting on June 16, 2015 – Alsace France, Mosel and Platz in Germany, S. Australia and close to home - Niagara. We were accompanied in our enjoyment of these wines by guest speaker, Alex Palmer of Vinexx.