Rheingau Wine

The Rheingau is a major German wine-producing region that is located along the Rhine and Main rivers. It is considered by some to be the home of the Riesling grape. Indeed, that grape is often referred to as “Johannisberg Riesling” in other countries, after the Rheingau village of the same name.

In 1983, several top Rheingau estates, seeing that the poor dry wines that were commonly sold at the time may threaten their own superior wines, created the Association of Charta. Any wine bearing the organization’s double-arch symbol is subject to extremely high standards and must be dry.

Pinot Noir was brought to the Rheingau at about the same time that Clos Vougeot was being founded in Burgundy -- during the Middle Ages. To this day, many examples from the Rheingau are world class.

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  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Franz Künstler

    Of the three grape varieties cultivated by Künstler, the main one by far is Riesling. Only the wa...

  • August Kesseler

    The August Kesseler estate stands for an equal cooperation within the team, everyone having his o...

  • Georg Breuer

    Breuer is one of the stars of the Rheingau. His clear quality led philosophy and emphasis on dry ...

  • Carl Ehrhard

    A rich 150-old tradition of producing high-quality Riesling and Spätburgunder wines. Cultivated ...

  • Weingut Johannishof

    Wine-growing can be traced back in the family in old documents to the year 1685. The origin of th...

  • Freiherr Langwerth von Simmern

    Beholden to Tradition. The history of the Barons Langwerth von Simmern at the Rheingau dates back...

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  • Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese Trocken 2009

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    Tight nose shows subtle but fresh notes of white flowers, minerals and pithy white fruits, with a touch of almond brittle over top. Tense and tight on the palate, this shows on the drier side with wonderful balancing acidity supporting white peach and green plum flavors with a hint of sweet pear thrown in and perhaps a twist of orange zest. Yes ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hans Lang Riesling Trocken 2009

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    Rather reticent on the nose, this displays low notes of dried citrus fruits, slate, white pepper and some creamy, golden berry top notes. Bright on entry with slate and quince flavors leading the way. On the mid-palate, this is very well balanced and shows an elegance that belies its size. Theres plenty of richness here and a texture that flirts... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Qba Trocken 2009

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    Sweetness 3Flavor 3.5Sourness 2.5Texture 4Full body 3.5Needs decantingPrice 3/5 Read More

    Wine review by yjkim


  • Weingut Josef Leitz Riesling Dragonstone Rüdesheimer Drachenstein 2009

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    This rating is for the 2010. It was absolutely brilliant thick and honeyed but with medium residual sugars absolutely delicious Read More

    Wine review by mpohlson


  • Schloss Vollrads Riesling Erstes Gewächs 2008

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    This review is for the Kabinett wine not the Erstes Gewachs. Somehow the title got changed. Nice acid balance with a good amount of mineral, sets this wine apart from the less expensive Kabinetts. Nice fruit but fades a bit with air, indicating a limited shelf life. A nice wine from a very good vintage; for drinking until 2016. My rating -- 91 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Kesseler Lorcher Scholssberg Kabinett 51255 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by AStar1410


  • Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Estate 2010

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    Great value from a classic producer. Good concentration of fruit and a stoney mineral finish. Wonderful with simple Asian noodle dishes and smoked trout. Read More

    Wine review by Wendy Crispell


  • August Kesseler Riesling 2010

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    Citrus of lemon and lime with highlights of white flowers. Very creamy and rather sweet, though with decent acidity. Lemon custard and citrus flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Pyrifera


  • Leitz Eins Zwei Dry 2011

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    a bland, very light body with a generic sweetness... not worth the time Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Karl Joh. Molitor Rudesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling Spatlese Rheingau 2007

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    This 2007 has very nice fruit, good acid balance, floral nose and is fairly rich. Not as big as his 2003 spatlese but nice none the less. Rating 17/20 Unusual glass stoppered bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


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