Riesling is probably the best known white wine cultivar. The Riesling from Luxembourg “breathes” the shell limestone soil on which the vines grow. They confer intense minerality, which seems less fruity than in wines that stem from slated soils, but are very complex and stimulating as a result. Riesling is ever so multi-facetted, whether as dry wine, late vintage or ice wine: The acidity is stimulating, the play of aromas complex (notes of citrus fruit, apple, apricot, quince, exotic fruit), plus an elegant minerality and spicy overtones. Riesling wines particularly reflect the terroir from which they stem.