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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  • Julius Clauss Niersteiner Spiegelberg Riesling Rheinhessen 2003

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    Wine review by emmagloria


  • Al - I wholeheartedly agree with you.  Some may have heard of torrontes ... nobody has had the torrontes/riesling ( the top pic) blend - including me. So it will be interesting for everyon Read More

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  • Crémant de Luxembourg Cuvée Pierre Brut Schumacher NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Eco Riesling 2012

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    Wine review by Denisemw1


  • Amalaya makes this 2016 Torrontes/Riesling blend that should prove interesting.  Never had it before but have had Amalaya malbec before and liked it, so why not try.  The 2016 Felino Vina Cobos Chardonnay is the Paul Hobbs effort in Mendoza.  I'm leery of SA chards anyway (Had some less than stellar efforts.) but Hobbs makes good wine so I figur... Read More

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  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • Urban Riesling Mosel 2016

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    Steely lemon and green apple aromas. A hint of sweet apple spice greets the palate with a sharp minerality washing through to clean the palate, leaving behind dried apricot, green apple and peach fruit flavors and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. Read More

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  • Friday night we were at Adelaide Oval for the Adelaide Crows against least ... ... drink lots of their wines, Riesling, CHardonnay, Pinot Noir and SHiraz all from the Adelaide Hills.  They are a very small supplier and do not export their wines - only 3,000 cases per annum and most sold at the winery or or mail order etcI was very impressed wi... Read More

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  • Saturday NightMy brother Paul and his Wife Kate came over from Melbourne - ... ... Vale Contours Eden Valley Riesling - great old riesling and under screw cap12 Penfolds Bin12A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - this was an excellent CHardonnay 12 was a close to perfect vintage weather wise and this is Penfolds no 2 CHardy behind Yattarna - excellent... Read More

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  • Lets start with Friday - after a less than fun week at workCaught up with ... ... of Clouds People16 Watervale Riesling16 Southern Tasmanian Chardonnay15 McLaren Vale Grenache15 Mclaren Vale Shiraz14 SIngle Block ShirazAll excellent wines my preferences was the Chardonnay which more Chablis Style and the acid was nicely intergrated into the fr... Read More

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  • Has anybody had a Riesling from Greece? I have not, but was told that they exist. If anybody has tried one, please step forward.

    Comment by 131604Uwe Kristen 131604 Uwe Kristen


  • ste chapelle riesling privatereserve

    Comment by 115834sabradawn 115834 sabradawn


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