As easy as eins, zwei, drei: Moselland 2001 Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling

The summer of Riesling is now a global phenomenon and many restaurants are getting involved by showcasing the grape’s versatility by making multiple Rieslings available by the glass. Some are extremely dedicated to the crisp, balanced white wine, and are celebrating its roots in July with the 31 days of German Riesling and providing at least two German Rieslings by the glass.

With so many different styles of German Rieslings available, we wanted to point out a winning entry that is well priced, flavourful and cheery. Moselland 2011 Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling ($9.95, 015875) offers aromas of peach, apricot and apple, while the palate has flavours of melon and honey. The finish has finesse, leaving a lingering lime zest flavour on the tip of your tongue.

If the summerlicious grape is one of your favourites, pick up a bottle from the Motherland, slip on a pair of Birkenstocks (socks or no socks), listen to “99 Luftballons” and you might just get some balance back in your life.