One of the greatest white grape varieties on planet is Riesling. Why? First of all, it’s relatively easy to grow as compared to other varietals and what you get out of the vineyard basically goes into the bottle. There’s very little manipulation in the winery and it remains pure as it does not see oak. Secondly, it is extremely versatile. It can be made bone dry, dry, medium dry, medium sweet or even extremely sweet. It is very susceptible to noble rot making some amazing dessert-style wines. Riesling Icewine is fabulous and probably the best in the world. Some great sparkling wines are made from it as well. From a taste perspective, it has great acidity that makes it amazingly food-friendly and age-worthy.