Riesling

Riesling is one of those underrated grapes that always seems to be the bridesmaid. It remains so, despite the decades of evangelism and advocacy of its devotees, countless wine merchants and almost every wine writer in the world. Its original home is Germany, Austria and Alsace, but it has since found global favour in the cooler vineyard regions of Australia, New Zealand, the US and even Chile. It is often a bit lower in alcohol and sometimes (but not so commonly any more) a little sweeter; but with zingy, bright, mouthwatering and tooth-chattering natural acidity, you have a grape that makes wines so perfect for a huge array of food styles that it's no wonder people make such a noise about it. And from a winemakers's point of view, like Chardonnay, Riesling is a wonderfully expressive grape, clearly showing the elements of vineyard and climatic aspects of where it's grown. Even better, because of years of under-appreciation, it is still sensational value for money.

Riesling

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I’ve placed two orders for two cases of wine from Chris, so far. Super experience both times (delivery outside of Dublin) and superb wines.
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I stumbled across this wine merchant while searching online for a particular Spanish wine. I'm glad I did as I discovered an excellent selection of wines from that country, as well as from other regions, all at competitive prices. Excellent personal service and prompt delivery made for a great overall experience. Highly recommended
John H.
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The owner Chris provides an incredible customer experience. After I had ordered online, he contacted me separately to offer additional insights into all the wines I had chosen and to give me a voucher for next time.
Sean G
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A great experience ordering from The Allotment Wine Company. A wide variety of wines to try something new and at good prices with super quick delivery! Really convenient too as opposed to trying to find parking!
Nicola D.
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Good range of interesting wines. Good personal attention to their orders. Very customer focused. I would be happy to recommend this company to any prospective customer.
Jim D
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Wonderful wines from a wonderfully wise wine man! Have discovered some cracking vino thanks to Chris’ educational and entertaining videos and can’t wait to try more. My favourite kind of special delivery!
Kate W.
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