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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  • Dr. H Thanisch Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2013


    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website.Riesling is a grape that originated in the Rhine valley in western Germany although it is now grown in many other regions.It can be dry,semi-sweet or sweet or even sparkling and it tends to be low-alchol [my bottle is only 8.5%]. My bottle comes from the Dr Thanisch estate in th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California 2012


    Pours a honey lemon color....showing its age with the lovely deepening of ... ... of ... and mango fruit and Riesling like lemon/lime notes. Mineral notes are present as well, and the acidity, while noted, is subdued. Overall mouthfeel is more medium bodied and very smooth, with the alcohol very well hidden. Part of me wishes that I would ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Gustave Lorentz Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Kanzlerberg 2015


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  • Domaine Eric Rominger Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Zinnkoepfle les Sinneles Vin Biologique 2015


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  • Becker Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Froehn 2015


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  • Markus Molitor Riesling Spätlese Trocken Zeltinger Sonnenuhr 2016


    A colour of the slightest lemon tincture, this Markus Molitor spätlese(late harvest) Riesling from Wehlen-Sonnenuhr has an intriguing nose of wet pebbles (nasse Kieselsteine), gasoline and apple pie. Entry shows the elegance: there is some tannin (almond), apple spice and mineral (metal) on the palate. Complex.Hard to beat, at this price and wi... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • The Ojai Vineyard Santa Barbara County Riesling Special Botrytis Bottling 2011


    Very pretty straw color. Quite a shy nose, but I do get orange blossoms. Thick, viscous mouthfeel is the first thing I notice about ths wine. That, of course convinces me that I am getting honey flavors. I guess I am Various ripe fruits--apricot is the most obvious, but there is a touch of citrus, some papaya. A suggestion of baking spices... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Franz Praztner Falkenstein Riesling Südtirol Vinschgau Val Venosta 2013


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  • Louis Guntrum Niersteiner Riesling Trocken 2018


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  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I ... grape itself. Grapes like Riesling, Cab/Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, etc., kind of taste like themselves whether they're grown in Australia, Washington, France, Chile, South Africa, or wherever. Other grapes completely disappear into the character. It's lik... 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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