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Whether you want to make a single grape varietal wine or a blend, RJS Craft Winemaking kits are made with the finest juices and concentrates to make your favourite wine styles. Use our wine selector to learn more about wines you love and possibly discover new wines that might be your next favourite.

Riesling

The Grape

Often mispronounced, Riesling wine has a colourful German heritage. Originating in the Rhine region of Germany, this highly aromatic wine has been regarded as the greatest white wine grape for hundreds of years. Late harvest dessert wines made from Riesling grapes are produced by letting the grapes hang on the vines well past normal picking time.

The Wines

Riesling is quite unlike any other white wine. It can have great depth and both delicate and intense refreshing flavours. High in natural fruity acidity, almost to the level of a tart lemonade, the primary fruit aromas in a Riesling are nectarine, apricot, pear, honey and apple. Because of Riesling’s structure, it has no need for the enhancements sometimes found in other white wines like oak, malolactic fermentation or high alcohol.

The Occasions

If you’re thinking ethnic cuisine, then Riesling is definitely the best choice. Have a couple of bottles ready when you plan to cook up a few of your favourite Indian dishes or if you just want to feast on take-out from your local Asian restaurant.

 
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Varietal/Style
Region/Style
Profile

Different types of winemaking practices can affect the outcome of your wine. The chart below is a guideline for how we describe the profiles of our finished wines. Refer to tasting notes for each wine’s profile.

OAK BODY SWEETNESS
U - UNOAKED
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
H - HEAVY
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
F - FULL
D - DRY
O - OFF-DRY
S - SWEET
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En Primeur Winery Series
Riesling Gewürztraminer
Germany
U | M | O
Varietal/Style: En Primeur Winery Series
Profile: U | M | O
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Weeks 6 - 8
Varietal Riesling
Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

En Primeur Winery Series Germany Riesling Gewürztraminer

Apples, spice, and slight minerality on the nose. Flavours of citrus, floral and honey linger on the palate. Pleasant acidity to balance sweetness. A triumph.

Food Pairings

Pair with sesame chicken salad and ginger lime dressing or stuffed pork tenderloins.

Mivino
Riesling
Germany
U | L | D
Varietal/Style: Mivino
Profile: U | L | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Riesling
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Mivino Germany Riesling Style

This classic dry Riesling offers aromas of citrus fruits, green apple, and white flower. Pale straw in colour, this refreshing wine brings flavours of lemon zest and apple tree blossom on the palate.

Food Pairings

Poached white fish with a creamy sauce, Thai chicken green curry, or a cheese board with blue cheese and triple crème cheese.

Cru Select
Riesling Traminer
Germany
U | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cru Select
Profile: U | M | D
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Weeks 6
Varietal Riesling
Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru Select Germany Style Riesling Traminer

The fresh, crisp flavours of Riesling combined with the exotic spiciness of Gewürztraminer produce a dry wine with immense character and a well-balanced finish.

Food Pairings

Try it with fried mackerel and cilantro sauce or pork chops and sticky rice.

Cru Select
New World White Blend
Argentina
U | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cru Select
Profile: U | M | D
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Weeks 6
Varietal Viognier
Riesling
Chardonnay
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru Select Argentina Style Trio

This modern New World white highlights the apricot and floral notes of Viognier, the minerality of Riesling, and the tropical aromas of Chardonnay.

Food Pairings

Serve with chicken and root vegetables or grilled fish, potato and mushrooms.

Grand Cru
Riesling
 
U | L | D
Varietal/Style: Grand Cru
Profile: U | L | D
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Weeks 4
Varietal Riesling
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Grand Cru Riesling Style

Clean, crisp, and slightly fruity, this wine is full of fruit flavour with an intense and pleasing aroma. You will want to savour through to the last sip.

Food Pairings

Serve with buttery steamed bass or a cheese soufflé.