Yum, it’s Riesling weather. The sorts of places that make great Riesling aren’t always the ones where it is most useful: I find it the perfect hot weather wine, yet it grows best in cool climates. Here are a couple of good ones.
Paul Cluver Ferricrete Riesling 2012 Elgin, South Africa
10% alcohol. Delicate, pure citrussy nose with ripe green apple and honey notes. The palate is textured and fine with a hint of sweetness, fresh citrus fruit and great delicacy. Pure, linear and really convincing. 91/100 (£11.99 Marks & Spencer)
Tanners Mosel Kabinett Riesling 2011 Mosel, Germany
11% alcohol. Made by Max Ferd Richter. A lovely, rounded, fairly dry (I guess it’s still off-dry) Riesling with melon, pear and lemon fruit and zippy acidity offsetting the round, rich, sweet fruit. Nice weight and richness here. The hint of sweetness makes it taste fruitier. Super drinkable with a hint of seriousness. 90/100 (£10.95 Tanners)