Riesling Trocken The Riesling grows in all German wine regions and covers an area of more than 21,000 hectares spread over the areas Mosel (5,200 hectares), Pfalz (5,000 hectares), Rheinhessen (3,200 hectares), Württemberg (2,100 hectares), Baden (1,200 hectares) and the Nahe (1000 hectares). This corresponds to approximately 20% of the total planting. Riesling wines come in all types and qualities. The ripening takes place partly on wood or else in steel tanks. In addition to the uncomplicated wines for everyday life, Riesling offers a rich selection of different wines. At the higher quality levels there are more often sweet or noble sweet wines, while also a lot of Qualitäts and Kabinett wines (especially in the more northern regions) are balanced to compensate for the high acidity with a civilized residual sweetness. The typical Riesling has a pale yellow color that turns greenish yellow. Peach or apple dominate the fragrance. The taste is often characterized by a fresh acidity. With Rieslings of slate soils one speaks of a mineral touch. Some wines smell like flint, older wines often have an interesting petroleum tone. The natural acidity offers good potential for processing into cult. Noble sweet Beerenauslesen and Eisweine are among the most expensive German wines abroad. Rieslings can only be drunk after at least one year after the harvest. The storage potential of top wines is almost limitless. The absolute top of the Riesling is often called Riesling Grosses Gewächs.