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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  • But then again 2012 and 2014 are hardly all that much 'older vintage's ... ... Burgundy, Mosel or Rhein riesling, Champage blanc de blancs, Loire chenin blanc, various from the Jura, Sauternes or Tokaji or Madeira, etc., etc. Al??), even if these bottles are of cheap swill served from spigots to fill empty gallon jugs back home in Italy. Thoug... Read More

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  • Italian Wines, for $1 each?Yes. I found them, and they're quite nice! Well, I have to admit that for about a year now, my favorite type of wine is Pinot Grigio. But I have to say, the Soave Classico is what I'm sipping now and it is very SMOOTH. Unbelievable for a buck. This is the Orangevale, California Dollar Tree and they also have a Moscato,... Read More

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  • Covey Run Riesling Washington 2009

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    Love this wonderful riesling, but can't seem to find it in Greenville SC anymore. Read More

    Wine review by LindWood


  • This arrived, today, from Last Bottle's August MarathonTenuta Buon Tempo ... Tempo ... Three Vineyard RieslingMost of the whites will be going to the catsitter--and with much appreciation.Most of the reds will be everyday drinkers.Expecting Apsara tomorro Read More

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  • The red wines of Austria are an underappreciated jewel of the wine world. ... ... (like Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, and Roter Veltliner) but they also make delicious Zweigelt. Diwald Zweigelt Grossriedenthaler Löss Wagram Austria 2015 Stately black cherry and blackberry aromas with perfumed flower aromas and fresh anise seed. Zesty and prickly... Read More

    From the article The Great Red Wines of Austria


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... ... as, the distinctive 2016 Riesling Whole Grape Ferment Orange Wine.  Crafted much like they do their red wines, this extraordinary Riesling was fresh, dry and loaded with complex layers of flavors. Fermented on its skins, it had a brief stay in mature French o... Read More

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  • A little more context can be found for the East Bay turkey infestation here. ... ... and pick up some PN or riesling to accompany--five or 10 minutes and the main and wine are covered, faster than supermarket shopping since the meat's already curbside, and very fresh to boot! ;-)&nbs Read More

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  • Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Dry Riesling 2016

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    A bit shy on the nose but was totally dry and a little shrill. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Galileo once said “Wine is water, held together by sunlight.” With ... makes the 240 Days wines; a Riesling, dry Rose, and Cabernet Franc. By night, she is the owner of Trestle Thirty One, a high end boutique wine brand making age worthy dry Riesling. In 2014, Cadamatre was named to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 under 40 list and has numerous 90+ s... Read More

    From the article The Water and Your Wine


  • Alsace les Faitieres Riesling 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local wine shop [www.boroughwines.co.uk ] for £12. Alsace is an appellation created in 1962,althogh there has been viticulture here since at least the medieval era,producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border. Indeed at some periods of history it was part of Germany and therefore the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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