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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  • Interesting thing about Zin, at least to me, is that people always talk about ... Noir is always Pinot Noir, Riesling is always Riesling, but Zin can be pretty much anything. And Syrah is a close second.I'm sure there are other grapes like that, but of the dominant ones in the US at least, those two seem the most affected by locatio Read More

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  • Tasting was great - they were wines leftover from various events The 04 ... sure what to eat with itThe RieslingsThe 16 St Helga is such  a good wine AUD15 never lets yuo down and was crisp fresh with nice citrus notes, acid backbone very good The 08 O'Leary Walker was a bueatiful aged riesling and at 9 years showed just how good riesling ages... Read More

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  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling SHiraz08 Mesh Riesling Clare/Eden Valley Blend [half Grosset half Yalumba hence Mesh]08 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling Clare16 Orlando ST Helga Riesling Eden Valley05 Zeghesio Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon/S... Read More

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  • D -I am not much of a surfer but my next door neighbour and my nephew who surf ... ... and make a pretty good riesling - the grooms father recently retired as Yalumba's Marketing Director.  No chance of wine culture being lost in that couple [I have partied with them and their parents and drank plenty of good win Read More

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... some craft beers and local rieslings before heading back homeThe winesWe started with a platter made up of Smoked Salmon, Smoked Rainbow Trout, Crusty Bread, Smoked Trout Spread, Hommus, pickled Artichokes, Semi Dried Tomatoes, Coriole Kalamata Olives, Sopressa A Tripl... Read More

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  • Sounds like a great fun eventReminds me that we have to organise a Clare Valley ... ... and drinking red after a riesling warm up off cour Read More

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  • Late Harvest 2011


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    Wine review by fiorela12

  • Yesterday we braved 104° temperatures in the Sonoma Valley to tour the iconic Pagani Ranch in Kenwood followed by dinner and some amazing wines. More in my next post. Read More

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  • Weingut Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Sommerpalais Riesling 2015


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  • I am now inspired as we have a long weekend in most of Australia this weekend ... the days coffee] journey to Riesling, maybe Chardonnay, definitely Pinot Noir before a mandatory Shiraz and maybe depending on flow a Cab with cheese at the endSo tonight I will plan the menu over a glass of wine and shop on Saturday and cook sundayI will report ... 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.

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  • ste chapelle riesling privatereserve

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