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.

– Description from juliabutareva

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  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • Marsanne

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

  • 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...

  • Winzer von Erbach

    Our wine-growers organization was founded in 1897. Today we have 45 vintners who deliver grapes f...

  • Weingut Johannishof

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

  • Carl Ehrhard

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

  • Georg Breuer

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

  • August Kesseler

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

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  • J. Koegler Spatlese Eltville 2006


    This little known winery in the Rheingau has produced a real winner. This rich Riesling spatlese has honey and mineral notes and is obviously botrytis affected. Nice complexity and perfect acid balance. It finishes a bit short once the bottle has been opened awhile, suggesting limited storage life. Drink by 2015. A delicious wine. Available in t... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • I started producing my own high - end sparkling wine after terminating my involvement with a Rheingau - based winery.Over the course of six years I in my funktion as managing director developed the winery to a premium manufacturer of steep slope Riesling wines. Sparkling wine has always been my passion and therefore the decision to build my new ... Read More

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  • Balthasar Ress Riesling Trocken Von Unserm 2010


    Shy on the nose with lightly stony notes over peach pit and wildflower aromas that have a slight green herb edge.This starts out a bit. tight, acid driven and lean on entry though it gains weight and power in the mouth. The texture really is quite fine showing richness without sweetness on the mid-palate while delivering some lovely walnut infle... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Edition Maximilian Riesling Spätlese 2009


    Golden straw hue, aromas of dried flowers and stone fruits; restrained fruit notes of white peach, apple and orange honey with a lingering sweetness across a thin body. Probably best with spicy Asian foods. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

  • Hans Lang Riesling Trocken 2009


    The nose showed lemon and lime zests with a floral breeze and hints of green stems. On the palate, it was intense but very juicy with spiced florals and lemon, which turned softer toward the close. It finished dry yet still mouth-watering and citrusy fresh. This was a remarkably balanced and enjoyable Riesling that continued to blossom throug... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Riesling Kabinett Rheingau Prinz Von Hessen 2009


    A lot of mineral water notes on the nose along with a little smoky tone, some waxy fruit notes and a dusting of white pepper. On the palate, this is a fairly dry Kabinett with plenty of richness for the genre, more of a halbtrocken in style. Theres a touch of nuttiness to the fruit early on that leads to a raw quince and pithy, citrus flavored m... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Leitz Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese Trocken 2009


    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


    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


    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


    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

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