Five Dry Rieslings To Try This Summer

By Joe Briand |

While everyone at the bar is Instagramming their rosé and pondering the perfect hashtag, it’s the ideal time to try another family of wines that are made for summer: dry German Rieslings. If you know what to look for, these bottles are reasonably priced, incredibly rewarding, and offer a wider-ranging flavor profile compared to de rigueur rosés and Grüners. These dry Rieslings feature a mouthful of orchard fruits balanced with a nice acidity. In short, they are the perfect taste for summer. Check out five to drink right now:


Jochen Beurer Riesling Trocken 2015

Jochen Beurer Riesling Trocken 2015 is a perfect entry-level dry Riesling from a small, biodynamic grower in Baden-Wurttemberg. The taste features lime zest and racy, crackling acidity.

Average Retail Price: $19.95


Keller Estate Riesling Trocken 2015

Keller Estate Riesling Trocken 2015 is another affordable, entry-level dry from a superstar in the Rheinhessen. Keller wines have a cult following. Without fail, these wines are jumped on by smart retailers, wine bars and restaurants immediately upon release. So, if you find one, buy it fast.

Average Retail Price: $19.95


Dönnhoff Riesling Trocken “Tonschiefer” 2015

Grown on a sandy slate hillside vineyard in the Nahe, Dönnhoff Riesling Trocken “Tonschiefer” 2015  is a real treat. Winemaker Cornelius Dönnhoff killed it with dry Rieslings from this vintage. Like the Keller, this is another affordable chance to taste wine from an iconic producer.

Average Retail Price: $18.95


Immich-Batterieberg  Kabinett Riesling “C.A.I.” 2015

C.A.I. stands for “Carl August Immich,” the founder of this Mosel estate. Despite being a Kabinett, this is crisp, lean, and oh-so-drinkable. Immich-Batteriberg also sports some of the coolest labels in the game (cherubs with cannons anyone?)

Average Retail Price: $21.95


Weiser-Künstler “Gaispfad” Kabinett Riesling Trocken 2015

Künstler is a tiny (4 hectare) estate in Mosel producing Riesling from vineyards that were designated “Grand Cru” on an 1897 map of the Mosel. This wine is powerfully round and yet linear at the same time. It’s a bit more expensive than the others on this list, but when you drink it, you’ll know where that extra money went.

Average Retail Price: $29.95

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