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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  • 11 Retail is usually 25-30 hereMark up on cheapest seems to be largestRough ... taxes can be a factorCheaper rieslings here seem to lack the acid backbone to be a good or better rieslingI think Sandra sounds right on the money with her comme Read More

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  • Riesling could be eclipsing Chardonnay as a go-to white wine grape for wine drinkers. My definition of wine drinkers here includes folks who don’t drink wine on a regular basis, but know a few grapes by name when ordering at a restaurant or picking up a bottle for a special occasion. This says a whole lot about Riesling. Many perfectly fine indi... Read More

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  • For a $28 bottle in a restaurant, I thought it was fine and easily drinkable. ... they learned how to make a Riesling but there is more to the winemaking process that needs to be learned.  She did drink her share without complain Read More

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  • Dr. Loosen Riesling Spatlese Urziger Wurzgarten Mosel 2014

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    This acclaimed Mittelmosel commune (Ürzig) produces a spicy, sometimes spritz-like, wine from the Grosse Lage vineyard known as Würzgarten. This wine is bursting with candied fruit on the nose... apple, lime and floss; the granny smith apple and prickly finish make for a delicious, semi-sweet treat. Excellent value and overall quality. 91. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Mine have are almost exclusively Austrian, however I just had my 1st northern Italy riesling and was good for a reasonable price - so why not? Read More

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  • Sherwood Estate Waipara Valley New Zealand Riesling 2015

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    A very good Riesling although one would want to know if it was chaptalized and if it spent time in the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Riesling Clean Slate 2015

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    Crisp semi-dry with lots of bouquet. Lightly acidic but works well as a package. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Estate 2015

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    Lemon, sage leaf and green apple with honeysuckle and peach as well on the nose. This is classic and delightful, bursting with acidity to combat the soft sweetness on the palate, with fruit flavors of green apple, peach, lemon, tangerine and a clean, fresh zesty finish. 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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