The cool climate is just one the factors explaining why German wines are some of the most difficult to make. Several of the vineyards lie at the northen limit for wine production. Nonetheless, in good years the grapes ripen slowly and can provide a wonderful balance between fruit and acidity. Winemaking was introduced to the region by the Romans who observed where the snow first melted, indicating where grapes might succesfully ripen.
Riesling is one of the world's most food-friendly white wines. We've rounded up some of our favorite Riesling finds, at a spread of price points, to highlight this delicious and versatile German grape.