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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  • Happy Halloween, wine lover! This hallowed holiday isn't just for kids. ... ... Vineyards Sparkling Riesling and Sour CandiesSour candies are fun and not cloyingly sweet - why not try a Riesling with them? Better yet, make it a sparkling Riesling. A wine like the Wagner Vineyards Sparkling Riesling from New York's Finger Lakes region is both ... Read More

    From the article It's Not Too Late for Wine and Candy Pairings


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011

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    A very pleasant Riesling, fresh to the palate and best served at 61 degrees. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Hi,Delices and Gourmandises is also among my favourite wine store and for your ... alcohol wines such as German Riesling. Obviously, Indian foods fall under this category.3-Red meat based foods should go with red wine. Therefore if you are having duck legs, Cabernet Sauvignon is your perfect match.4-If you have a lighter meat food like chicken... Read More

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  • You shoot it yourself?How prepared?Have had with claret and burgundy (red and white) and German riesling and champers and Loire reds and whites and Rhone reds (more C9dP then further north) successfully. No reason why some Italians wouldn't work, too. Don't usually want too much tannin or oak with the reds.Sauce? Read More

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  • Schlink Haus Riesling Spatlese 2014

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    Both acidic and sweet, the perfect combination! Read More

    Wine review by thebottle


  • Schlink Haus Riesling Deutscher Qualitatswein 2009

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    Slightly fruity, crisp and refreshing. Outstanding Riesling. Read More

    Wine review by thebottle


  • Dr. Hans Von Muller Riesling 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by lonnie adams


  • Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Riesling Qba Mosel Noble House 2014

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    Semi-sweet and loaded with apples, lemongrass and schisty minerality this lingers nicely on a beam of good acidity. Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I actually know most of the wines. And I'd go with Hungarian wine since ... ... It's a blend of Olaszriesling and Riesling with a bit of Gewurtztraminer. It's fragrant and may have a touch of RS. It's an ancient winery, dating back to something like 900 AD.The Cserszegi Fuszeres is another that is kind of fragrant. Not like a Muscat, but it ha... 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

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