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Riesling is a white grape grown mostly in Germany and the Alsace region of France. Best suited for cold climates, this very aromatic grape is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling's natural aromas evoke flowers, apples, pears, peaches, and tropical fruits; petroleum notes can also develop with time in the cellar. Its high levels of both acidity and sugar make it easy to pair with a large variety of foods, from fish or pork to Thai and Chinese cuisines. Riesling wines can be enjoyed when young, as they exhibit fruity and aromatic aromas. However, Riesling's naturally high acidity make it suitable for extended aging. Riesling is also used to produce late harvest dessert and icewines.