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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  • Joh. Jos. Prum Riesling Kabinett Bottle 2007

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    Best I have had to date! Read More

    Wine review by ballomni


  • A. Christmann Riesling Idig Gg 2009

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Good dry Brut (not the off dry version I had tonight) Champagne first choice. ... ... de pinet 5th, Alsatian riesling 6th, Spanish and Portuguese whites next. Have even had pleasurably with dry chenin blanc, whether from Savennieres or South Africa. In Oz and SE Asia have found a number of Aussie and Kiwi chards and dry semillons (and sparkli... Read More

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  • I like all kinds of oysters.  But you can also have them with Gruner ... ... had them with a great dry Riesling from Oregon or Alsace and will chime in.&nbs Read More

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  • Yeah! It is oyster season in my town. Pick a peck in about 30 min. Best oysters in the world. No bias, no kidding. Wine = anything that is white, dry, French, and Loire or Champagne with an exceptional Chardonnay or Chablis admitted, meeting of course the French criteria. Notice the "spikes".  You will never see those on a restaurant oyster. The... Read More

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  • Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Gobelsburger 2009

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  • Weingut Keller "Von Der Fels" Riesling Trocken 2015

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  • Charles & Charles Riesling Art Den Hoed Vineyard 2014

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    What a nose! Honeysuckle, apple, rose petal, honey and stone fruit. The palate follows nicely with good minerality showing and finishing with good acidity. Drink now. Paul 88 pts. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • When I came to open a bottle of Rosé I bought from Delices and ... Prum ... ... Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, #5Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, #4 Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru, #3 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru, #2 Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberge Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, #1... Read More

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  • Oz and NZ and SAfrica fine. Hind tit reference was to Chile and Argentina, ... ... the pot), fricassees (even riesling to drink with these) all good. Ever tried a Cumberland sauce (even with a roasted rib rack)?Assuming you jerk, but have you tried making pemmican? Here's a recipe for something like an Amerindian venison stew I've made for yea... Read More

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