This variety is the unspoken, modest, spiritual leader of a wine lover’s palate. Riesling has immense confidence in its skills – cool and calculating, but playful and relaxed, never showing the full hand, even when the chips are down. It has spent many years as an outcast in society, but there has always been a hardened band of likeminded disciples keeping the fires burning. Matthew Jukes, The Wine Book: Change the Way You Think About Wine