11/28/16 9/27/13 POPSUGAR Food Party Planning Best German Rieslings 7 Rollicking German Rieslings to Look Out For September 27, 2013 by Nicole Perry 188 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Our office is in the midst of a renovation, so we've made it a mission to sample as much of our ever-growing wine collection to lighten the load before moving floors. With that in mind, we recently sampled all of the Rieslings on our shelf; these seven bottles, listed from dry to sweet, were our favorites. Keep reading to learn more about each. 2011 50° Riesling Trocken While we probably wouldn't drink this bone-dry, high-acidity Riesling ($13) from Germany's Rheingau region on its own, the wine, which comes from 50º Riesling, would be fantastic paired with rich, buttery, even cheesy foods, as its long tart finish would serve as a stellar palate cleanser. this bone-dry, high-acidity Riesling $13 from premierwineonline.com Buy Now 2011 Weingut Wittmann Riesling Trocken Fans of sauvignon blancs from New Zealand and Australia, listen up. This Riesling from Rheinhessen's Weingut Wittman shares many of the same qualities prized in that varietal and region. Musky like a melon, with notes of pineapple and lime, this golden-hued, acidic stunner ($30) also won us over with its concentrated flavor and clean finish. Weingut Wittman shares many of the same qualities prized in that varietal $30 from weingutwittmann.de Buy Now golden-hued, acidic stunner $30 from getwineonline.com Buy Now 2010 Balthasar Ress von Unserm Riesling Trocken We can see why Balthasar Ress (about $18) describes this dry Rheingau Riesling as the "calling card" of its estate; citrus-forward and dry, it was equal parts interesting and easy to drink. Complex and worldly, its aroma had us expecting a sweeter wine, but on first sip, any illusions quickly dissipated as its acidity quickly came through. 2011 Selbach Saar Riesling Spätlese Damp fall leaves, acetone, and citrus all came to mind as descriptors for the aroma of this off-dry Riesling from the Mosel region ($18), which is not to say that the combination was discordant, but rather oddly pleasant. Unusual aroma aside, we'd happily sip on a glass of this J & H Selbach wine on its own or pair it with spicy Southeast Asian fare. this off-dry Riesling from the Mosel region $18 from coolvines.com Buy Now 2009 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken A sweet perfume of honeysuckle and white nectarines wafted off the glass of this lightly effervescent off-dry Riesling ($12) from Selbach-Oster. Also hailing from the Mosel, this bottle epitomizes that style of Riesling with a deft balance between acidity and sweetness and a long, lovely finish. effervescent off-dry Riesling $12 from klwines.com Buy Now 2010 Weingut Max Ferd Richter Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Kabinett The flinty pale gold color of Weingut Max Ferd. Richter's Riesling Kabinett ($21) from the Mosel belied its sweetness. Exceptionally smooth and full bodied, its notes of apples, pears, and honey spurred one editor to refer to it as "Rosh Hashanah in a glass." In short, when we see this bottle on shelves, we'll be stocking up. Weingut Max Ferd. Richter's $21 from maxferdrichter.com Buy Now Riesling Kabinett $21 from winedeals.com Buy Now 2009 Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett This Mosel Riesling ($30) was easy drinking despite falling on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Never syrupy, the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler bottling was vibrantly effervescent (the fizziest Riesling we sampled) and was fairly light-bodied, with a lingering, pleasant aroma of petrol. Mosel Riesling $30 from thewinestop.com Buy Now GermanRieslingParty PlanningWineWhite WineOriginal PhotosSearchFp Food Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Home Love and Sex DIY Food Vegetarian Tech Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.