Having long held a reputation for producing light, sweet wines, Riesling is somewhat of a grape chameleon, and while it’s found in regions around the world from Austria to New York to Australia, its home is in Germany. It’s difficult to pinpoint one specific style of German Riesling, as it can range from delicate to powerful, bone dry to unctuously sweet, and stickily fruity to intensely minerally, but high acidity and distinctive flavor and aroma markers are telltale signs of this versatile grape variety. Ready for the full scoop? Our illustrated guide is here to serve.

The illustrated guide To German Riesling