Riesling

Name of varietal: Riesling

Common synonyms: Rhineriesling, Johannisberger, Gentile Aromatique, Hochheimer, Rizling, Rheinriesling, Rieslinger, Reynai, White Riesling
 
Parentage of the grape: likely indigenous to Germany
 
History of the grape: As with many varietals, exact details of Riesling’s origins are unclear. It is known that in 14th century Germany, attention shifted to white grape cultivation when it was obvious that red grapes weren’t up to snuff compared to those with more color and structure from neighboring countries. The first written mention of Riesling is dated March 13, 1435 when Count Katzenelnbogen at Russelsheim bought six vines of Riesling from Klaus Kleinfish for 22 soldi. From this point, there is written evidence throughout the 15th century of various sales and plantings around Germany as well as Austria and Alsace. The meticulous German artist Hieronymus Bosch makes a mention of it in his book on herbs, published in 1577, using the modern spelling Read more »

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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Sweet Riesling Harvest Select 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Anew Riesling 2012

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Glad you enjoyed the Riesling Mark, something tells me that 5 or 6 months you held onto it paid off, as I don't remember it being quite as showy. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • OK, this one got me too- at first... and I've even travelled through ... ... as Muller-Thurgau, Sylvaner, Riesling and other well-known wines most often associated with Deutschland.BTW, I have not tasted it, but when next in the east of the Czech Republic or Slovakia, I shall make every effort to try i Read More

    Forum post in the topic Moravian Wines


  • our habit of buying a bottle of what tastes best when we visit a tasting room ... the last time I had a German Riesling---and that is my bad.  This wine reminds me why I believe that Riesling is just the best summer wine.  A floral nose of orange blossom.  A big "Hello" of tropical and citrus fruits.  This wine is just so easy to drink.  My gu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Keller Riesling Von Der Fels Qba Rheinhessen Trocken 2012

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    Floral aromasorange blossom. Big blast of tropical fruitpineapple, papaya--on introduction. Also, the tip of the tongue seems to detect and effervescence, but I think that might be acid. Speaking of acid, this one has it in spades. A very refreshing summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Dear Friends of Wine,Moravian wines losts on Region ´s map. Moravia, it is part of the Czech Republic. Production  of wine is low.Wine production is small, but there is a lot of interest relating to wine. The history of wine growing dates back to the Roman era. Look at www.winetraveling.eu. Begins burák- specialty Moravia - photo.Wendy Havirova Read More

    Forum post in the topic Moravian Wines


  • Verdi Peach

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    Verdi Peach Sparkletini Italian Spumante - Sparkletini is an elegant, all-natural beverage made in Italy by the renowned Bosca family. Sparkletini is a delightfully sparkling Spumante with a light, refreshing taste that's perfect whenever you feel like enjoying a fun, sophisticated drink. Serve chilled to enjoy its balanced, clean taste. -winema... Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Pikes Riesling Hills & Valleys 2013

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    Not too sweet, very mineral. Read More

    Wine review by waterbased


  • Ulrich Langguth Riesling 2006

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    Hessische bergstrasse Read More

    Wine review by msnazemi


  • Some more Riesling words and wines if you like: http://www.winewriting.com/2012/06/australia-riesling.html http://www.winewriting.com/2012/04/austria-weingut-sepp-moser.html http://www.winewriting.com/2011/02/darting-estate-riesling-vs-rhone.html http://www.winewriting.com/2011/11/germany-reichsrat-von-buhl-grand-cru.html http://www.winewriting...

    Comment by 274063Richard M James 274063 Richard M James


  • anyone ever try Chateau Ste. Michelle's harvest select reisling

    Comment by 878999joe the wine oh 878999 joe the wine oh


  • This Sunday at the Amsterdam Market in NYC: 30 New York wineries showcase their wines: http://www.newamsterdammarket.org/index_november/12.05_market.html. Nice opportunity to taste some good NY Riesling.

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • I am trying to locate, KRUCK, Riesling 2008

    Comment by 463822Delland 463822 Delland


  • Dear Friends of the Good Grape, if you happen to live in the NYC area, here is a walk for you: http://www.grapesandgrainsnyc.com/2010/07/08/summer-of-riesling-wine-bar-crawl/ Best, Der Kellermeister

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • Try www.wine-searcher.com

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • Where can I find a Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling in the Sacramento area?

    Comment by 215948holliwouldnt 215948 holliwouldnt


  • Westhofener Kirchspiel Auslese Riesling (www.winesforhumanity.com) from Germany. The bouquet of this full-bodied and at the same time graceful. Riesling is characterised by gooseberries and currants, underscored by a distinctive minerality and earthy notes. A selection with a lot of structure and volume. The delicate sweetness and the stable ...

    Comment by 261764mmgalilei 261764 mmgalilei


  • I live in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY where some of the best rieslings in the world are made, yet I don't see a single NYS riesling in your list.

    Comment by 388545notgibson 388545 notgibson


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