Wine awards reveal reasons to take another look at Riesling
Among the record number of medals awarded at this year’s New World Wine Awards, the unsung hero varietal this year is Riesling. Of the 47 Rieslings entered, 38 won a medal with 35 of these coming from New Zealand vineyards. “Riesling is a varietal that is often considered unfashionable and is one that people tend to ignore. But it’s the wine that winemakers drink and deserves more attention especially given the relative quality for the price per bottle and the cellaring potential as a wine that ages very well,” says Jim Harré, chair of the judging panel.