If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, the crisp acidity of the Reisling grape ensures this wine still has a refreshing, summery bite. Originating in Germany, but now grown across the world, this grape is renowned for reflecting the terroir or land where it is grown. This means German Reisling has a mineral citrus tang, while Australian ones can have tropical flavours.
The Mosel River region of Germany is renowned for producing the best wines of the variety. Reisling can include some remarkable wines so forget about the infamous ‘Blue Nun’, which is a Liebfraumilch anyway and is always sweet. There are sweeter Reislings, known as Trockenbeerenauslese, but there are also plenty of dryer ones too.