Though Riesling can be finicky about where it grows, the grape excels in diverse growing regions across the globe. There are cool, light-weight lime and slate versions from Germany's Mosel Valley; dry, stony styles from the Wachau district of Austria; and full-bodied, fleshy offerings from France's Alsace region. Another source for distinctive Rieslings is Australia, where the variety is made primarily in a dry style, with focused tropical fruit and lime flavors and bracing acidity. Best of all, Australian Rieslings deliver great value.
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