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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Riesling on Snooth

  • I'm starting this thread in order to drop a few notes and pics of the wine ... ... - Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat d’Alsace, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir). The second stop was in Equisheim at Wolfberger. No tour here but the tasting was much better. A number of Grand Cru wines (in Alsace, only Riesling, Gewurztraminer, P... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Well it's 4:30 pm here in Colmar, Alsace so we popped this Wolfberger Grand Cru Riesling with some local cheese and a fresh baquette.  Neat city, a slight bit touristy but  not as much as Strasbourg. Heading to Ribeauville tomorrow and then to Kientzheim Friday for wine tastings.Our apartment is the two floors with the blue windows, a five minut... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Milbrandt Vineyards Riesling Traditions 2014

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    Light lemon aromas with more lemon and grapefruit flavors on the palate and warming spice with some sharp acidity and a touch of cream on the finish. Tart and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Thorn Clarke Mount Crawford Eden Valley Riesling 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Auslese 2014

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    If your looking for a inexpensive sweet riesling for a family gathering, go no further. Sweet, fragrant and easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • D - he didn't really overstep IMHO. But his book has really limited appeal ... distinguish Pinot Noir from Riesling is what lets you distinguish the Riesling from a particular vineyard in the Mosel from one in Pfalz. It has to do with your familiarity. I've been able to consistently distinguish between wine from Burgos and from Rioja Alavesa. ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Was wondering if anyone's...


  • Fetzer Gewürztraminer California Valley Oaks 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Tomeka Ellison


  • Fetzer Gewürztraminer California Valley Oaks 2009

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    This is one of my favorite white wines. So fruity and light. Great for the Summer. Read More

    Wine review by Tomeka Ellison


  • It’s not shocking to imagine that one of the most overlooked wine regions ... ... planted grape. Austrian Riesling is another fan favorite. These two outstanding varietal interpretations have distracted us from Austria’s extensive portfolio of white wines made from underrated – and underpriced – white wine grapes. They’re not household names j... Read More

    From the article The Great Wine Grapes of Austria


  • GdP, Jamie Wolff and I went up to Menaggio on our last day in Italy a couple ... ... to try growing a little Riesling up there as well with the steep spots above the lake. I've had Codero di Montezemolo Monfalletto and it is a good Barolo, but I'm going to bet the Massolino is far the more age-worthy, and more traditional.  Be patient with it... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • 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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