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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  • Anne Amie Riesling Yamhill-Carlton Estate Dry Riesling 2013

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    Floral petrol aromas with an undernote of baked green apple, honey and tart lime zest. In the mouth this is expressive with notes of elderflower, lemon and more petrol, fresh and fruity but displaying a creamy nutty finish that carries some peach and tropical fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Blue Fish Riesling Pfalz 2014

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    Light lemon and petrol aromas. Simple and fresh on the palate with notes of lemon and melon and a crisp minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I think a very good Clare Valley RieslingNeeds to young to allow the acid to balance the ChilliIf they are mildish dishes then I quite like the Grenache Blends but need to be reasonably young to not be overawed by the the spices Read More

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  • Dashe Cellars Dry Riesling 2015

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    Totally dry. Ripe and fruity with a tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • well, I have indian food somitimes, thanks to my Indian friends, but I'm ... cases, like let's say Riesling with dosa or maybe Pinot Grigio with samosa...don't have ideas for west-indian meats.... should be some italian reds to compensate wide aroma of spices)) maybe even Australian, cause you will miss most of the aroma and it's cheape Read More

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  • Clean Slate Riesling 2015

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    Clean green apple and lemon aromas. Lightly effervescent and fruity on the palate with mineral freshness, floral peach and melon notes and a finish of blossom and honey. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Big Challenge AmourChampagne [pref from Mesnil] OystersRiesling - PrawnsChardonnay - White Fish [King George Whiting]Pinot Noir - DuckGSM - Asian PorkShiraz - SteakCabernet Sauvignon - Roast Lamb or Aged CheddarChateau d'Yquem - Creme Brulee Read More

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  • Amour here-I am not only having fun with grand cru wine; I go about looking ... looking ... Poet's Leap Riesling 2015 Columbia Valley  USA                          Bogle Essential Red                          Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection-I have always valued the Diamond Collection wines of FFC and often mentioned them along the way... Read More

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  • Almost think a bit of acid is neededHunter Semillon if young maybe OKyoung clare or eden valley riesling  Read More

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  • 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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