Also known as Rhine Riesling, this is the great white grape variety of Germany and could claim to be the finest white grape variety in the world on the basis of the longevity of its wines and their ability to transmit the characteristics of a vineyard without losing Rieslings own inimitable style. Riesling wine is notable for its powerful rapier-like aroma variously described as flowery, steely, honeyed and with mineral elements It is naturally high in acidity.