Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, or sweet? Riesling comes in such a range of styles, it helps to have a guide!
That’s why we developed the IRF Riesling Taste Profile, an at-a-glance indicator of where a wine fits on the dry-to-sweet scale. The Riesling Taste Profile makes it easier for consumers to predict the taste they can expect from a particular bottle of Riesling.
Based on IRF guidelines for the interplay of sugar, acid and pH, winemakers calculate where to place the arrow on the profile for use on the back label to help consumers choose the Riesling that best matches their taste.
The Riesling Taste Profile also can be used on merchandising materials, websites and other places where it can help consumers choose the Riesling style that’s right for them. The goal is to have a common, simple, consumer-friendly system for identifying Riesling tastes.
The Taste Profile is now featured on more than 30 million Riesling bottles in the U.S. market and it’s growing by the day!
If you’re a consumer, look for the IRF Taste Profile on the backs of Riesling bottles you want to try. You may also see our Taste Profile on winery brochures and other merchandising materials.
For Producers and Trade: How to Use the Riesling Taste Profile
If you’re a Riesling producer, we encourage you to use the IRF Riesling Taste Profile on your wines! There is no charge or fee to use the profile.
The following information pages and downloadable files should provide everything you need:
- Riesling Sugar Guidelines
- Use of Taste Profile
- Taste Profile Standards
- Vector EPS of Taste Profile (EPS)
Questions? We’re here to help. Contact us.