Germany is the home of Riesling, producing wines in a wide range of styles that span everything from light-bodied, dry and refreshing to the full range of sweetness. Most grapes are sourced from the areas of Mosel, Rheingau and Pfalz.
Kabinett Rieslings are light in body, with high acidity and notes of apple and grape, with typically medium sweetness and light alcohol. Late-harvested, or Spätlese, Rieslings have more body, with notes of pineapple and lemon. Auslese Rieslings have even more body and exotic fruit notes, and can really no longer be considered a dry wine.
Trokenbeerenauslese Rieslings are sweet wines made from grapes affected by noble rot to develop particular characteristic flavours.