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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While working as a Biotech equities analyst, a divine Burgundy stopped me in my tracks and made me re-evaluate life. Today, I'm a full time wine writer. Passionate about small, quality producers, minimal intervention winemaking & sustainability in wine.

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Riesling on Snooth

  • I'm looking for two wine suggestions for a dinner soon. First off, I'm looking to pair a bottle of red wine with a first course mi-cuit foie gras and second course pheasant, dauphine potato, chicory and parsnip. Hoping you guys have a good suggestion from my options. If none of the options are especially well-suited, what would you recommend? My... Read More

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  • Long time lurker on both Snooth and Wine Berserkers. Why I decided to post now, ... so much ( though I think the Riesling is fine just not a big fan). We have traveled to Virginia and love the wine country (but not the wines). Hoping to go to Oregon this year or next because I like Oregon Pinots (though the pricing is going trough the roof!).No... Read More

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  • Moselland Arsvitis Riesling 2014

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    nicely done. my wife had me pick it for the picture, yet the wine proved to be very tasty and well done. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Here's that riesling at long last:It's a 2014 Krauther Crasevin - and it's good.  Green apples, nuttiness almost chardonnay in body style ans color, which is a straw color. Read More

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  • Max Ferdinand Richter Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2015

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    nicely balanced, structured, sweet and creamy Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Max Ferdinand Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett 2015

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    structured, creamy, with fresh sweetness of a fine riesling Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Max Ferdinand Richter 'Zeppelin' Mulheimer Sonnenlay Riesling 2015

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    good balance of sweetness and tartness Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Max Ferdinand Richter Riesling Classic 2015

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    acidic, with notes of wheat Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Drank a Croatian Riesling the other day - waiting to able to load pictures then I'll post.  Read More

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  • What herbs/spices in the sausage? What sides?With his first recording would be ... ... blend. Alternatively, a riesling Spatlese from the Rhein? West County (The True) Sonoma, or Willamette PNs. Maybe even a southern Rhone or a Priorat. The list could go on, but need more dat Read More

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  • want to order 3 cases of 2007 dry riesling reserved

    Comment by 394147joseph f grimley 394147 joseph f grimley


  • Dear Friends of the Good Grape, some of you may have read about the Call to Action, an open letter from Mosel winemaker Ulli Stein about the state of the Mosel region (which isn't all that good at the moment - high costs of cultivating the steep slopes force many producers to give up their vineland). In case you haven't read the letter, here is...

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


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  • Hi all! I am mostly interested in German Riesling wines ... from the Mosel River areas ... specifically Spatelese or Auslese. This is a great site! I'm glad to be a part of it ...

    Comment by 197328Necrotic1 197328 Necrotic1


  • Philip, the Mosel Wine Merchant is a Germany-based importer of Mosel wines with a very individual character, which are often quite different from each other (compare the full-bodied, almost baroque Rieslings from Clemens Busch or Knebel with the leaner, more racy Stein or Steinmetz). What all the producers have in common is their natural approac...

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • Uwe - that pdf is fantastic. I shared your email into this thread, hope thats ok. Who / what / where is the Mosel Wine Merchant?

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • From the group admin:: Dear Friends of the Good Grape, the Mosel Wine Merchant, an importer of exquisite German Riesling from the Mosel (Steinmetz, Busch, Stein, Knebel etc) just published their new brochure. Apart from stunning pictures of steep Mosel vineyards and intimate producer profiles the brochure contains a read-worthy essay on the hi...

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Morning gents! I'm about to start a thread where we try to come up with the names and URLs of each wine that was there last night. And I want to echo what Eric wrote, I've always known I like reisling, but the 94 Steinmetz was a real treat. Tasting notes on all 30 odd wines to follow

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Eric, I am glad you enjoyed the Steinmetz and Doennhoff. I think it was good to have both a very young and an aged Spaetlese next to each other, just to see how wonderfully this grape can mature in the bottle. I am looking forward to your tasting notes.

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • After having dinner last night with all of my fellow snooth members and working through all of those "That" bottles. I have to say that the two Rieslings I had were my favorite wines of the night. I'll post some tasting notes soon. For now, I'll say, I am officially converted.

    Comment by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


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