Rhine Riesling is a grape that elicits a fierce passion from many wine-lover’s, including the entire Cseri family. Barnabás Cseri (winemaker Norbert’s son) is also studying winemaking, and has spent time working at the famed Dr. Loosen Winery in the Mosel Valley, Germany. This wine is part of a Riesling series (which includes six wines) that the family produces every year. Each Riesling in the series has different characteristics (one is a late harvest, for example, and the others vary in terms of weight and intensity). Rhine Riesling (Rajnai Rizling, as it’s called in Hungarian) is one of the most versatile grape varieties there is. The grapes can be harvested very early in order to produce sparkling wines or very light whites. Or, if the grapes are picked later in the season (when they are perfectly ripe and golden-colored), they will make a wine that is richer and more full-bodied. If the grapes are left on the vine until they become over-ripe (gathering more sugar concentration), they could even be made into a sweet dessert wine. The grapes for this lovely dry Riesling were hand-harvested at the end of September, and then whole-bunch pressed (in order to make a cleaner and higher quality juice). The wine was fermented at a low temperature (to preserve the most aromas) in stainless steel tanks. It then aged (in the steel tanks) with its lees (which is the yeast sediment) until bottling. This gives a richer mouthfeel, and a soft toasty, yeasty flavor. This wine is nice with dishes that have citrus-flavors, with fish and seafood, or with Asian dishes.