Wine and Food Pairing

Pairing The Right Riesling To Your Dish

By Halliday Promotion for Langtons
Riesling is an incredibly diverse food wine, with a wealth of styles meaning you're almost guaranteed to find the right version for your dish. From bright, refreshingly citric styles to richer autumnal flavours and honeyed dessert wines, there's a riesling to suit most courses and cuisines. 

Langton's portfolio manager Christophe Priddle agrees, saying: “As our cuisine has become lighter, riesling has really come to the fore as a versatile match. Dry rieslings can be wonderful bookends to a meal because any starter you would squeeze lemon or lime on to is going to work well, and that acidity also means the wine can handle cheeses ranging from camembert through to Comté at the end of the meal. Aged riesling reminds me of the balance between sweetness and tartness that you find in preserved lemons, so light stews such as chicken tagine or bouillabaisse can be an interesting pairing."

Ahead, we've got some worldly inspiration for your next riesling-fuelled feast, including mouth-watering Middle Eastern, sharp and fiery Thai, flavour-packed Korean, and a hint of Tunisia.

Zippy and dry riesling

Recommended recipes:
Ceviche of scallops, octopus & snapper with chilli & lime
Fatima’s fingers with goat’s cheese, lemon, tarragon & thyme

Wines to try:
Pikes Traditionale Riesling, Clare Valley.

Forest Hill Vineyard Block 1 Riesling, Mount Barker.

Rich and dry riesling

Recommended recipes:
Korean fried chicken Dry red curry of kingfish

Wines to try:
Head Stonegarden Riesling, Eden Valley.

Jim Barry Wines Lodge Hill Riesling, Clare Valley.

Complex and aged riesling

Recommended recipes: Zucchini blossom & preserved lemon risotto with ricotta & parmesan 
Roast chicken with harissa & preserved lemon

Wines to try:
Jeanneret Wines Doozie Riesling, Clare Valley.

Peter Lehmann Wigan Riesling, Eden Valley.