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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  • 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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    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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    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?


  • This book looks enticing but was looking for feedback from anyone who may have read it. Thanks Read More

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  • Carlisle Sonoma Valley Compagni Portis 2014

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    Pale yellow color. Fruity, flowery nosemint, orange blossoms. Apricot and tangerine on the tip of the tongue. Some Gewurz spicethe blend really settles that down. Some mineral hints, mid-palate. Very nice acid refreshment. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • 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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