Food-friendly riesling

Trimbach Riesling 2012, Alsace.

Trimbach Riesling 2012, Alsace.

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Riesling may well be the darling white grape of the wine trade but sadly it continues to be mostly ignored by everyone else.

This is a shame as riesling is a fantastic food friend which should be in your fridge this summer.

Finest Tingleup Riesling 2012, Great Southern (Tesco £7.99 until May 12) is one of my favourites in the Finest range and when on offer it’s worth stocking up. Lime fruit runs through it making me think of sherbet lemons. Fantastic with crab linguine.

South Africa is generally too warm for good riesling but Paul Cluver Ferricrete Rielsing 2014, Elgin (M&S £13) is the exception. Just off dry with notes of lime – there is a theme here – and grapefruit and beautifully balanced acidity to go with some Thai dishes.

Top tipple? Trimbach Riesling 2012, Alsace (£10.95 thewinesociety.com). The house of Trimbach has been making wine since 1626 so should know a thing or two about riesling. This is bone dry with apple and grapefruit and a mineral core with almost steely acidity and a long finish. A great entry point for Alsace riesling. Perfect with fish and chips.

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