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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  • Nik Weis Selection "Urban" Mosel Riesling 2018

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  • Nik Weis Selection "Urban" Mosel Riesling 2015

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  • Nik Weis St. Urbans Hof Riesling Trocken Mosel 2017

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  • Karl Erbes Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Mosel 2010

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  • Pohl Botzet Graacher Domprobst Kabinett Riesling Mosel 2011

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  • Schumacher Selection Riesling Wormeldange Nossbam 2014

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  • Joseph Cattin 2017

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    I have always felt that the region of Alsace was the forgotten wine region of ... grows are white grapes like Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Gris, and a bit of Pinot Noir for the reds. And more than 98% of the wines that Alsace produces is made in a dry style.And now for the big reveal! We discovered a lovely Alsatian Riesling t... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Weingut Otto Pauly 2004

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  • Hi folks!You probably remember me as a guy with fancy pairing choices, so here ... ... and maybe crispy german riesling should be good as well...Give it a try with different kinds and let us know what you thin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Fried apple & whites


  • Another wine with German roots, but, actually, from above the 49th ... Turns ... Turns out it is a cross of Riesling and and Alsace grape called Knipperle.  I really get the Riesling part.  BIG fruit--nice, crisp apple and, maybe, some nectarine or apricot.  Seriously, if you blind tasted this with a bunch of Rieslings you could have a lot of ... Read More

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    Comment by 2233922Snoother 2233922 2233922 Snoother 2233922


  • 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

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  • 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


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